01.17 Dhammā Therī (17)

Read aloud in “Pamela Weiss Hosts Matty Weingast” Norman 17. I wandered for alms, leaning on a stick, weak; with trembling limbs I fell to the ground in that very spot. Seeing peril in the body, then my mind was completely released. Weingast Another day walking in circles with an empty bowl. Leaning on my… Continue reading 01.17 Dhammā Therī (17)

01.08 Mittā Therī (8)

Norman 8. Mittā, having gone forth in faith, be one who delights in friends (mitta); develop good mental states for the attainment of rest-from-exertion. Weingast Full of trust you left home, and soon learned to walk the Path— making yourself a friend to everyone and making everyone a friend. When the whole world is your… Continue reading 01.08 Mittā Therī (8)

05.12 Candā Therī (122-126)

Norman 122. Formerly I fared ill, a widow, without children. Without friends and relations I did not obtain food or clothing. 123. Taking a bowl and stick, begging from family to family, and being burned by cold and heat, I wandered for seven years. 124. But then I saw a bhikkhunī who had obtained food… Continue reading 05.12 Candā Therī (122-126)

06.3 Khemā Therī (139-144)

Norman 139. “You are young and beautiful; I also am young and in my prime. Come, Khemā, let us delight ourselves with the fivefold music.” 140. I am afflicted by and ashamed of this foul body, diseased, perish able. Craving for sensual pleasures has been rooted out. 141. Sensual pleasures are like swords and stakes;… Continue reading 06.3 Khemā Therī (139-144)

06.2 Vāsiṭṭhī Therī (133-138)

Norman 133. Afflicted by grief for my son, with mind deranged, out of my senses, naked, and with dishevelled hair, I wandered here and there. 134. I dwelt on rubbish heaps in the streets, in a cemetery, and on highways; I wandered for three years, consigned to hunger and thirst. 135. Then I saw the… Continue reading 06.2 Vāsiṭṭhī Therī (133-138)

06.1 Pañcasatā Paṭācāra Therī (127-132)

Weingast’s title is “The Five Hundred.” Norman 127. “Whose way you do not know, either coming or going, why do you lament that being [who has] come, crying ‘My son’? 128. “But you do not grieve for him whose way you do know, either coming or going; for such is the nature of living creatures.… Continue reading 06.1 Pañcasatā Paṭācāra Therī (127-132)

05.10 Patācārā Therī (112-116)

Norman 112. Ploughing the field with ploughs, sowing seeds in the ground, nourishing wives and children, young men find wealth. 113. Why do I, possessed of virtuous conduct, complying with the teaching of the teacher, not obtain quenching? I am not slack, nor puffed-up. 114. I washed my feet and paid attention to the waters;… Continue reading 05.10 Patācārā Therī (112-116)

05.07 Sakulā Theri (97-101)

Norman 97. Living in a house, I heard the doctrine from a bhikkhu and saw the stainless doctrine, quenching, the unshaken state. 98. I abandoned son and daughter and money and grain; I had my hair cutoff and went forth into the houseless state. 99. Undergoing training, developing the straight way, I eliminated desire and… Continue reading 05.07 Sakulā Theri (97-101)