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Therigatha

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Title: Therigatha: Verses of the Elder Nuns

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Therigatha

Verses of the Elder Nuns

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The Therigatha, the ninth book of the Khuddaka Nikaya, consists of 73 poems — 522 stanzas in all — in which the early nuns (bhikkhunis) recount their struggles and accomplishments along the road to arahantship. Their stories are told with often heart-breaking honesty and beauty, revealing the deeply human side of these extraordinary women, and thus serve as inspiring reminders of our own potential to follow in their footsteps.

An excellent print translation of the Therigatha is Poems of Early Buddhist Nuns, translated by C.A.F. Rhys Davids and K.R. Norman (Oxford: Pali Text Society, 1989).

The translator appears in the square brackets []. Pali verse numbers appear in the braces {}.

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Chapter 1 — Single Verses <span class='altID'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Thi_utf8.html#v.1" title='Read the Pali source' target='pali'>Thig 1-18</a>}</span>

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Thig 1.1: An Anonymous Bhikkhuni

{<a href=“./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Thi_utf8.html#v.1” title='Read the Pali source' target='pali'>Thig 1</a>}

[Thanissaro].

	<p>Like a pot of pickled greens boiled dry.</p>
Thig 1.3: Punna

{<a href=“./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Thi_utf8.html#v.3” title='Read the Pali source' target='pali'>Thig 3</a>}

[Thanissaro].

	<p>Bursting the mass of darkness.</p>
Thig 1.11: Mutta

{<a href=“./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Thi_utf8.html#v.11” title='Read the Pali source' target='pali'>Thig 11</a>}

[Thanissaro].

	<p>Free at last from three crooked things!</p>
Thig 1.17: Dhamma

{<a href=“./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Thi_utf8.html#v.17” title='Read the Pali source' target='pali'>Thig 17</a>}

[Thanissaro].

	<p>Collapsing to the ground from weakness —the Dhamma appears!

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Chapter 2 — Pairs of Verses <span class='altID'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Thi_utf8.html#v.19" title='Read the Pali source' target='pali'>Thig 19-38</a>}</span>

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<li><a id='thig.02.03.than' name='thig.02.03.than'></a><a href=“./thig.02.03.than_en.html” title='Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (excerpt)'>Thig 2: Chapter 2 — Pairs of Verses</a>

<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Thi_utf8.html#v.19" title='Read the Pali source' target='pali'>Thig 19-38</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thig.02.03.than_en.html" title='Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (excerpt)'>Thanissaro (excerpt)</a>].</span>
<div class='sutta_summary'>What bliss — free at last from my shameless husband! </div>

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Chapter 3 — Groups of Three Verses <span class='altID'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Thi_utf8.html#v.39" title='Read the Pali source' target='pali'>Thig 39-62</a>}</span>

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<li><a id='thig.03.02.than' name='thig.03.02.than'></a><a href=“./thig.03.02.than_en.html” title='Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu'>Thig 3.2: Uttama — </a>

<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Thi_utf8.html#v.42" title='Read the Pali source' target='pali'>Thig 42-44</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thig.03.02.than_en.html" title='Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu'>Thanissaro</a>].</span>
<div class='sutta_summary'>Seven days of continuous meditation. On the eighth: Victory! </div>

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<li><a id='thig.03.04.rhyc' name='thig.03.04.rhyc'></a><a id='thig.03.04.than' name='thig.03.04.than'></a><a title='There are 2 different translations of this sutta. Please choose one by clicking on the name of a translator.'>Thig 3.4: Dantika and the Elephant — </a>

<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Thi_utf8.html#v.39" title='Read the Pali source' target='pali'>Thig 39-62</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thig.03.04.rhyc_en.html" title='Translated by C.A.F. Rhys Davids'>Davids</a> | <a href="./thig.03.04.than_en.html" title='Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu'>Thanissaro</a>].</span>
<div class='sutta_summary'>Taming the mind: "Why I'd gone to the woods in the first place." </div>

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<li><a id='thig.03.05.than' name='thig.03.05.than'></a><a href=“./thig.03.05.than_en.html” title='Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (excerpt)'>Thig 3: Ubbiri — Groups of Three Verses</a>

<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Thi_utf8.html#v.51" title='Read the Pali source' target='pali'>Thig 51-53</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thig.03.05.than_en.html" title='Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (excerpt)'>Thanissaro (excerpt)</a>].</span>
<div class='sutta_summary'>A mother conquers her grief over her daughter's death. </div>

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Chapter 4 — The Group of Four Verses <span class='altID'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Thi_utf8.html#v.63" title='Read the Pali source' target='pali'>Thig 63-66</a>}</span>

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<li><a id='thig.04.01.hekh' name='thig.04.01.hekh'></a><a href=“./thig.04.01.hekh_en.html” title='Translated by Hellmuth Hecker &amp; Sister Khema'>Thig 4.1: Bhadda Kapilani — </a>

<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Thi_utf8.html#v.63" title='Read the Pali source' target='pali'>Thig 63-66</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thig.04.01.hekh_en.html" title='Translated by Hellmuth Hecker &amp; Sister Khema'>Hecker/Khema</a>].</span>
<div class='sutta_summary'>Bhadda recalls her ex-husband (Ven. Maha Kassapa), and sings of how they now are both "cooled of passions." </div>

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Chapter 5 — Groups of Five Verses <span class='altID'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Thi_utf8.html#v.67" title='Read the Pali source' target='pali'>Thig 67-126</a>}</span>

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<li><a id='thig.05.02.than' name='thig.05.02.than'></a><a href=“./thig.05.02.than_en.html” title='Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu'>Thig 5.2: Vimala — The Former Courtesan</a>

<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Thi_utf8.html#v.72" title='Read the Pali source' target='pali'>Thig 72-76</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thig.05.02.than_en.html" title='Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu'>Thanissaro</a>].</span>
<div class='sutta_summary'>A former prostitute joins the ranks of the arahants. </div>

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<li><a id='thig.05.04.hekh' name='thig.05.04.hekh'></a><a id='thig.05.04.than' name='thig.05.04.than'></a><a title='There are 2 different translations of this sutta. Please choose one by clicking on the name of a translator.'>Thig 5.4: Nanda — Nanda's Vision</a>

<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Thi_utf8.html#v.82" title='Read the Pali source' target='pali'>Thig 82-86</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thig.05.04.hekh_en.html" title='Translated by Hellmuth Hecker &amp; Sister Khema'>Hecker/Khema</a> | <a href="./thig.05.04.than_en.html" title='Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu'>Thanissaro</a>].</span>
<div class='sutta_summary'>Contemplating the foul nature of the body, Nanda uproots all passions. </div>

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<li><a id='thig.05.06.than' name='thig.05.06.than'></a><a href=“./thig.05.06.than_en.html” title='Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu'>Thig 5.6: Mittakali — </a>

<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Thi_utf8.html#v.92" title='Read the Pali source' target='pali'>Thig 92-96</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thig.05.06.than_en.html" title='Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu'>Thanissaro</a>].</span>
<div class='sutta_summary'>No time for heedlessness! </div>

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<li><a id='thig.05.08.hekh' name='thig.05.08.hekh'></a><a id='thig.05.08.than' name='thig.05.08.than'></a><a title='There are 2 different translations of this sutta. Please choose one by clicking on the name of a translator.'>Thig 5.8: Sona — With Many Children/Mother of Ten</a>

<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Thi_utf8.html#v.102" title='Read the Pali source' target='pali'>Thig 102-106</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thig.05.08.hekh_en.html" title='Translated by Hellmuth Hecker &amp; Sister Khema'>Hecker/Khema</a> | <a href="./thig.05.08.than_en.html" title='Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu'>Thanissaro</a>].</span>
<div class='sutta_summary'>Sona conquers aging: "I spit on old age!" </div>

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<li><a id='thig.05.09.hekh' name='thig.05.09.hekh'></a><a href=“./thig.05.09.hekh_en.html” title='Translated by Hellmuth Hecker &amp; Sister Khema'>Thig 5.9: Bhadda Kundalakesa — The Former Jain Ascetic</a>

<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Thi_utf8.html#v.107" title='Read the Pali source' target='pali'>Thig 107-111</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thig.05.09.hekh_en.html" title='Translated by Hellmuth Hecker &amp; Sister Khema'>Hecker/Khema</a>].</span>
<div class='sutta_summary'>Bhadda looks back and gives thanks to whomever it was who long ago gave her a robe when she set out in the homeless life. </div>

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<li><a id='thig.05.10.hekh' name='thig.05.10.hekh'></a><a id='thig.05.10.than' name='thig.05.10.than'></a><a title='There are 2 different translations of this sutta. Please choose one by clicking on the name of a translator.'>Thig 5.10: Patacara — Preserver of the Vinaya/</a>

<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Thi_utf8.html#v.112" title='Read the Pali source' target='pali'>Thig 112-116</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thig.05.10.hekh_en.html" title='Translated by Hellmuth Hecker &amp; Sister Khema'>Hecker/Khema</a> | <a href="./thig.05.10.than_en.html" title='Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu'>Thanissaro</a>].</span>
<div class='sutta_summary'>"And taking a pin, I pulled out the wick..." </div>

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<li><a id='thig.05.11.hekh' name='thig.05.11.hekh'></a><a id='thig.05.11.than' name='thig.05.11.than'></a><a title='There are 2 different translations of this sutta. Please choose one by clicking on the name of a translator.'>Thig 5.11: Patacara's Thirty Students — </a>

<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Thi_utf8.html#v.117" title='Read the Pali source' target='pali'>Thig 117-121</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thig.05.11.hekh_en.html" title='Translated by Hellmuth Hecker &amp; Sister Khema'>Hecker/Khema</a> | <a href="./thig.05.11.than_en.html" title='Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu'>Thanissaro</a>].</span>
<div class='sutta_summary'>Patacara's instructions lead all her students to arahantship. </div>

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<li><a id='thig.05.12.than' name='thig.05.12.than'></a><a href=“./thig.05.12.than_en.html” title='Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu'>Thig 5.12: Canda — The Beggar</a>

<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Thi_utf8.html#v.122" title='Read the Pali source' target='pali'>Thig 122-126</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thig.05.12.than_en.html" title='Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu'>Thanissaro</a>].</span>
<div class='sutta_summary'>A former beggar becomes an arahant. </div>

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Chapter 6 — Groups of Six Verses <span class='altID'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Thi_utf8.html#v.127" title='Read the Pali source' target='pali'>Thig 127-174</a>}</span>

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<li><a id='thig.06.01.olen' name='thig.06.01.olen'></a><a id='thig.06.01.than' name='thig.06.01.than'></a><a title='There are 2 different translations of this sutta. Please choose one by clicking on the name of a translator.'>Thig 6.1: Pañcasata Patacara — The Soothing of Grief/Patacara's 500 Students</a>

<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Thi_utf8.html#v.127" title='Read the Pali source' target='pali'>Thig 127-132</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thig.06.01.olen_en.html" title='Translated by Andrew Olendzki'>Olendzki</a> | <a href="./thig.06.01.than_en.html" title='Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu'>Thanissaro</a>].</span>
<div class='sutta_summary'>A mother conquers her grief over her son's death: "As he came, so he has gone — so what is there to lament?" </div>

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<li><a id='thig.06.02.than' name='thig.06.02.than'></a><a href=“./thig.06.02.than_en.html” title='Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu'>Thig 6.2: Vasitthi the Madwoman — </a>

<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Thi_utf8.html#v.133" title='Read the Pali source' target='pali'>Thig 133-138</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thig.06.02.than_en.html" title='Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu'>Thanissaro</a>].</span>
<div class='sutta_summary'>A mother conquers her grief over her son's death. </div>

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<li><a id='thig.06.04.hekh' name='thig.06.04.hekh'></a><a href=“./thig.06.04.hekh_en.html” title='Translated by Hellmuth Hecker and Sister Khema'>Thig 6.4: The Verses of Final Knowledge of Bhikkhuni Sujata — </a>

<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Thi_utf8.html#v.133" title='Read the Pali source' target='pali'>Thig 133-138</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thig.06.04.hekh_en.html" title='Translated by Hellmuth Hecker and Sister Khema'>Hecker/Khema</a>].</span>
<div class='sutta_summary'>When, by chance, she passed by a monastery, her life changed forever. </div>

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<li><a id='thig.06.05.than' name='thig.06.05.than'></a><a href=“./thig.06.05.than_en.html” title='Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu'>Thig 6.5: Anopama, the Millionaire's Daughter — </a>

<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Thi_utf8.html#v.151" title='Read the Pali source' target='pali'>Thig 151-156</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thig.06.05.than_en.html" title='Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu'>Thanissaro</a>].</span>
<div class='sutta_summary'>A wealthy heiress hears the Dhamma and becomes a non-returner. </div>

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<li><a id='thig.06.06.olen' name='thig.06.06.olen'></a><a href=“./thig.06.06.olen_en.html” title='Translated by Andrew Olendzki'>Thig 6.6: Maha Pajapati (Gotami) Theri — A Mother's Blessing</a>

<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Thi_utf8.html#v.157" title='Read the Pali source' target='pali'>Thig 157-162</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thig.06.06.olen_en.html" title='Translated by Andrew Olendzki'>Olendzki</a>].</span>
<div class='sutta_summary'>After attaining arhantship, Pajapati Gotami sings the praises of her stepson — none other than the Buddha himself. </div>

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<li><a id='thig.06.07.than' name='thig.06.07.than'></a><a href=“./thig.06.07.than_en.html” title='Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu'>Thig 6.7: Gutta — </a>

<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Thi_utf8.html#v.163" title='Read the Pali source' target='pali'>Thig 163-168</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thig.06.07.than_en.html" title='Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu'>Thanissaro</a>].</span>
<div class='sutta_summary'>The Buddha urges a childless mother in her pursuit of the Deathless. </div>

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Chapter 7 — Groups of Seven Verses <span class='altID'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Thi_utf8.html#v.175" title='Read the Pali source' target='pali'>Thig 175-195</a>}</span>

Chapter 8 — The Group of Eight Verses <span class='altID'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Thi_utf8.html#v.196" title='Read the Pali source' target='pali'>Thig 196-203</a>}</span>

Chapter 9 — The Group of Nine Verses <span class='altID'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Thi_utf8.html#v.204" title='Read the Pali source' target='pali'>Thig 204-212</a>}</span>

Chapter 10 — The Group of Eleven Verses <span class='altID'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Thi_utf8.html#v.213" title='Read the Pali source' target='pali'>Thig 213-223</a>}</span>

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<li><a id='thig.10.01.hekh' name='thig.10.01.hekh'></a><a id='thig.10.01.than' name='thig.10.01.than'></a><a title='There are 2 different translations of this sutta. Please choose one by clicking on the name of a translator.'>Thig 10: Kisagotami Theri — The Woman with the Dead Child/</a>

<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Thi_utf8.html#v.213" title='Read the Pali source' target='pali'>Thig 213-223</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thig.10.01.hekh_en.html" title='Translated by Hellmuth Hecker &amp; Sister Khema (excerpt)'>Hecker/Khema (excerpt)</a> | <a href="./thig.10.01.than_en.html" title='Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu'>Thanissaro</a>].</span>
<div class='sutta_summary'>Kisagotami, now an arahant, looks back upon a long, hard life of sorrow: "Your tears have flowed for many thousands of lives." </div>

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<h1>Chapter 11 — The Group of Twelve Verses </h1>

Chapter 12 — The Group of Sixteen Verses <span class='altID'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Thi_utf8.html#v.236" title='Read the Pali source' target='pali'>Thig 236-251</a>}</span>

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<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Thi_utf8.html#v.236" title='Read the Pali source' target='pali'>Thig 236-251</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thig.12.01.than_en.html" title='Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu'>Thanissaro</a>].</span>
<div class='sutta_summary'>Punnika convinces a brahman to abandon his purifying water-rituals — after all, if bathing were sacred, then frogs, turtles, and fish would all be pure! </div>

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Chapter 13 — Groups of (about) Twenty Verses <span class='altID'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Thi_utf8.html#v.252" title='Read the Pali source' target='pali'>Thig 252-365</a>}</span>

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<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Thi_utf8.html#v.252" title='Read the Pali source' target='pali'>Thig 252-270</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thig.13.01.than_en.html" title='Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu'>Thanissaro</a>].</span>
<div class='sutta_summary'>A former courtesan — now an arahant — reveals how aging has eroded every trace of her youthful beauty. An exquisite portrait of the effects of aging. </div>

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<li><a id='thig.13.02.than' name='thig.13.02.than'></a><a href=“./thig.13.02.than_en.html” title='Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu'>Thig 13.2: Rohini — </a>

<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Thi_utf8.html#v.271" title='Read the Pali source' target='pali'>Thig 271-290</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thig.13.02.than_en.html" title='Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu'>Thanissaro</a>].</span>
<div class='sutta_summary'>Before her ordination, Rohini answers her father's accusation that monks are lazy. In fact, she observes, "They do the best work." </div>

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<li><a id='thig.13.05.than' name='thig.13.05.than'></a><a href=“./thig.13.05.than_en.html” title='Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu'>Thig 13.5: Subha — The Goldsmith's Daughter</a>

<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Thi_utf8.html#v.339" title='Read the Pali source' target='pali'>Thig 339-367</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thig.13.05.than_en.html" title='Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu'>Thanissaro</a>].</span>
<div class='sutta_summary'>Subha resists her family's efforts to lure her back the world of sensuality and riches, and soon discovers a treasure worth more than any amount of gold or silver. </div>

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Chapter 14 — The Group of (about) Thirty Verses <span class='altID'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Thi_utf8.html#v.366" title='Read the Pali source' target='pali'>Thig 366-399</a>}</span>

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<li><a id='thig.14.01.than' name='thig.14.01.than'></a><a href=“./thig.14.01.than_en.html” title='Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu'>Thig 14.1: Subha Jivakambavanika — Subha and the Libertine</a>

<span class='sutta_ref'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Thi_utf8.html#v.366" title='Read the Pali source' target='pali'>Thig 366-399</a>}</span>
<span class='sutta_trans'>[<a href="./thig.14.01.than_en.html" title='Translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu'>Thanissaro</a>].</span>
<div class='sutta_summary'>Subha, an arahant nun living alone in the forest, is hounded by a man who lusts after her. Her "special gift" to him instantly gives him a change of heart. A magnificent story. </div>

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Chapter 15 — The Group of (about) Forty Verses <span class='altID'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Thi_utf8.html#v.400" title='Read the Pali source' target='pali'>Thig 400-447</a>}</span>

Chapter 16 — The Great Group of Verses <span class='altID'>{<a href="./../../../tipitaka/sltp/Thi_utf8.html#v.448" title='Read the Pali source' target='pali'>Thig 448-522</a>}</span>

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