The Stories about the Foremost Elder Nuns
(AN & AA 1.14.5.1-13)

An English translation of the Anguttara commentary retelling the lives of the foremost elder nuns and their teachings (with an embedded reading of the text).

translated by
Ānandajoti Bhikkhu
(March 2015)

 

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Introduction

1. The Story about the Elder Nun Mahāpajāpatī Gotamī

2. The Story about the Elder Nun Khemā

3. The Story about the Elder Nun Uppalavaṇṇā

4. The Story about the Elder Nun Paṭācārā

5. The Story about the Elder Nun Dhammadinnā

6. The Story about the Elder Nun Nandā

7. The Story about the Elder Nun Soṇā

8. The Story about the Elder Nun Sakulā

9. The Story about the Elder Nun Kuṇḍalakesā

10. The Story about the Elder Nun Bhaddā Kāpilānī

11. The Story about the Elder Nun Bhaddā Kaccānā

12. The Story about the Elder Nun Kisā Gotamī

13. The Story about the Elder Nun Sigālakamātā

 

Acknowledgements

I am very grateful indeed to Dr. Junko Matsumura, whose superb knowledge of Pāḷi has once again helped prevent me from falling into error, and who made a number of valuable suggestions for improving the text.

I am once again indebted to Ayyā Tathālokā for reading through the text and making many good suggestions for improvement, as well as picking up some corrections along the way.

I am also grateful indeed to Sudhammā Bhikkhunī, whose meticulous reading of the text has helped correct my English and eliminate inconsistencies.

The work would be much poorer without the help of these generous scholars, but if any mistakes now remain then they are my fault alone.

Ānandajoti Bhikkhu
March 2015