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Therīgāthā 5.2
The Verses of Arahant Nun Vimalā (72-76)

72. In the past, I was extremely beautiful and fit. I was intoxicated by all the luxurious comforts around me. I was self-absorbed and conceited. I despised other women.

73. Back then I decorated my body with beautiful ornaments. Having dressed in a way that foolish people praise, I would wait at the corner of the street like a deer hunter having placed a trap.

74. I used to wear seductive clothing. I did various sorts of tricks to attract men. Foolish men fell easily under my spell, and I lured them towards me.

75. But now as a nun with a shaved head, wearing robes, I live depending on food from my alms round. I spend my time meditating under trees. My mind is well-concentrated.

76. I have cut off all ties that lead to rebirth as a human or a god. I have destroyed all taints. I have become cool and quenched.

These verses were said by Arahant Nun Vimalā.

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Therīgāthā 5.2: The Verses of Arahant Nun Vimalā (72-76)

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