Daily Reading ~ June 5

Hoa Vo Uu (Buddha Dharma Education Association)
Venerable Shravasti Dhammika

The Buddha’s Words of Wisdom

With four things women win power in this world, this world is in their grasp. What four? Concerning this, a woman is capable at her work, she manages the servants properly, she is loved by her husband and she guards his wealth.

And how is a woman capable at her work? Whatever her husband’s home industries, whether in wool or cotton, she is deft and tireless, gifted with an inquiring turn of mind into ways and means and able to arrange and carry out the job.

And does she mange the servants properly? Whether there be servants, messengers or workers in her husband’s household, she knows what has not been done, she knows the strengths and weaknesses of the sick, she divides the food, both hard and soft, according to their share.

And how is she loved by her husband? Whatever her husband considers unlovely, she would never do, not even to save her life.

And how does she guard her husband’s wealth? Whatever money, grain, silver, or gold he brings home, she secures, watches and guards; never does she steal, misuse or waste it.