Ananda persuades the Buddha

Story of the Buddha - No. 63

63. Ananda persuades the Buddha
63. Ananda then said: “I beg you, Lord Buddha, please do a favour to Prajapati Gotami and accept her and other women as nuns, because she has done you great favours in the past. She brought you up as her own son.” So finally the Buddha said: “Alright, if they are willing to follow the monastic rules I give them, they can leave home and become nuns and practise the Dharma.”