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The Theragatha and Therigatha are the verses composed by the early Buddhist bhikkhus and bhikkhunis, the orders of monks and nuns. Here, the early monks (bhikkhus) and 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.
PTS English: Elders Verses