Written by the first Buddhist nuns.
Punna – Spoken by the Buddha to her.
The name you are called by means full, Punna,
So be filled by the good things, like the moon when it is full,
Break through all that is dark with wisdom made full. Continue reading
The Buddha was delivering a discourse, which was attended by the wisest of the wise monks and nuns. He said that he had taught the dharma using skillful means in order that the beings of the world might overcome attachment. Continue reading
The Therigatha is an anthology of poems about the first Buddhist women who were ordained as nuns. They were known as theris, senior ones. They were given this title because they were enlightened. Gatha means poems and in the Therigatha, these songs are about their experiences. Continue reading