I decided that our Early Buddhism forum was probably the best place to post this:

"Discourses of the Ancient Nuns" (Bhikkhuni-samyutta). Translated from the Pali by Bhikkhu Bodhi.


Excerpt from the introduction:

Though set against a mythological background in an ancient world whose customs and norms seem so remote from our own, these poems of the nuns of old still speak to us today through their sheer simplicity and uncompromising honesty. They need no ornamentation or artifice to convey their message but startle us with the clarity of unadorned truth.

Emerging from the depths of indubitable personal realization, crackling with insight, they point unwaveringly towards the rugged path of renunciation and wisdom that leads to the end of suffering.