13.3 Cāpā Therī (291-311)

This set of verses is a conversation. It may be easier to follow in Ven. Gnanananda’s translation where the speakers are noted. See below. In Weingast’s version they seem to be all spoken by the bhikkhuni. Norman 291. “Formerly I carried an ascetic’s staff; now I am a deer-hunter; because of craving I have not… Continue reading 13.3 Cāpā Therī (291-311)

13.2 Rohiṇī Therī (271-290)

Weingast’s poem available at BCBS website. Norman 271. “Lady, you fell asleep saying ‘Ascetics’; you wake up saying ‘Ascetics’; you praise only ascetics; assuredly you will be an ascetic. 272. “You bestow much food and drink upon ascetics; Rohini, now I ask you: Why are ascetics dear to you ‘? 273. “Not dutiful, lazy, living… Continue reading 13.2 Rohiṇī Therī (271-290)

10.1 Kisāgotamī Therī (213-223)

Norman 213. The state of having noble friends has been praised by the sage with reference to the world; if he resorted to noble friends, even a fool would be wise. 214. Good men are to be resorted to; in this way the wisdom of those who resort to them increases. Resorting to good men… Continue reading 10.1 Kisāgotamī Therī (213-223)

06.8 Vijayā (169-174)

Read aloud in “Ayya Anandabodhi & Matty Weingast’s Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation South Bay – Silicon Valley” Read aloud in “Pamela Weiss Hosts Matty Weingast” Norman 169. Four or five times I went forth from my cell, not having obtained peace of mind, my mind being unsubmissive. 170. I approached a bhikkhuni, honoured her,… Continue reading 06.8 Vijayā (169-174)

06.6: Mahā Pajāpatī Gotamī (157-162)

Norman 157. Buddha, hero, homage to you, best of all creatures, who released me and many other people from pain. 158. All pain is known; craving as the cause is dried up; the noble eightfold way has been developed; I have attained cessation. 159. Formerly I was mother, son, father, brother, and grandmother; not having… Continue reading 06.6: Mahā Pajāpatī Gotamī (157-162)