Women, Ananda, having gone forth
are able to realize the fruit of stream-entry,
or the fruit of once-returning,
or the fruit of non-returning,
or complete enlightenment.
What does gender matter at all,
when the mind is concentrated well,
when knowledge flows on steadily
as one sees correctly into the Dharma?
One to whom it might occur,
“I am a woman” or “I am a man”
or “I’m anything at all” is deceived.