Sujata

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Did you know that Sujata, the village girl who offered rice to the Buddha later became enlightened and ordained as a Bhikshuni (fully ordained nun)?

If you would like to hear more inspiring stories of the lives of nuns at the time of the Buddha you can look in the Therigatha, (Songs of the sisters) in the Pali Cannon. There is also a very good book with the lives of great monastics and lay disciples of the Buddha ‘ Great Disciples of the Buddha’, Wisdom publications.

 

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