Hi SarathW, Bhante...
I do not think male is superior to female.
Being a human is the most important of all.
If both can attain the ultimate goal Nibbana, as Buddhist we can't say male is superior to the female.
Perhaps there could be some disadvantages and advantages being a male or female.
I think according to Buddhist teaching, people are born as rich or poor also due to past Kamma.
Just my take on what has been pointed out in relation to this post.
We are a sexually dimorphic species, just like many other species. Due to this males and females have different capabilities, interests... (in general, although their are exceptions, and for examples i'll point people to military standards for men and women and eyesight differences). I do not think we can put it down to physical aspects only and we need to bare in mind that men and women are (in some part) different mentally also.We can take the strength of the indria as inclining toward one sex over the other and the exceptions as being different strengths and kammic factors being at play.
I do not believe any being (with the exception of those who have committed matricide...) are denied nibbana in this life. I know of no core text that says hell beings are incapable of nibbana, although they have a diminished capacity, and higher order beings have an equally lower ability for pretty much the same (although opposing experience) reasons.
the sentiment of superior may simply be a cultural, or other, rather than anything else, inclusion.
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