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Title: Canda: The Beggar
Summary: url=index.html#thig.05.12.than A former beggar becomes an arahant.
Before, I had fallen on evil times:
no husband, no children, no relatives, friends, no way to obtain clothing & food.
So, taking a staff & bowl in hand, begging for alms from house to house, feverish from the cold & heat, I wandered for seven full years. Then seeing a nun obtaining food & drink, I approached her & said:
"Let me go forth into homelessness."
She, Patacara, from sympathy, let me go forth; then, exhorting me, urged me on to the highest goal. Hearing her words, I did her bidding. Her exhortation was not in vain.
I'm a three-knowledge woman, fermentation-free.
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<div id="F_citation"><b>How to cite this document</b> (one suggested style): "Canda: The Beggar" (Thig 5.12), translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu. <i>Access to Insight</i>, 4 August 2010, [[http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/kn/thig/thig.05.12.than.html|http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/kn/thig/thig.05.12.than.html]] . Retrieved on 10 September 2012 (Offline Edition 2012.09.10.14), republished by <i>Zugang zur Einsicht</i> on
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