The Book of the
The Book of the Ones
Translated from the Pali by
F.L. Woodward, M.A.
(e) Women disciples.
 Cf. Sisters, 87; A. iv, 274, 358; Vin. ii, 253; Ap. 529. Aunt to the Buddha and his foster mother. One of the wives of Suddhodana, she was the foundress of the Order of Nuns. In the past she was one of the seven sisters, daughters of Kiki, rājah of Benares (Kāsī).
 Cf. Sisters, 81; Ap. 543. Often of royal birth in the past, she was, in this life wife of the rājah Bimbisāra, famous for her beauty, and was converted by the Master, who conjured up a māyā of a lovely nymph, by which he showed the process of decay.
 Cf. Sisters, 55; Ap. 572. She was called Sundarī Nandā or Janapada-kalyāṇī, 'the fairest lady in the land.' Like Khemā she was converted by the Master by a māyā (? the Abhirūpa-Nandā of Ap. 608.)
 Cf. Sisters, 63; Ap. 560. Having entered the sect of the Jain Nigaṇṭhās, she had her hair torn out. It grew again in thick curls. Hence her name (Kuṇḍala-kesā). Dissatisfied with their lack of wisdom she left the Jains, and on attaining Arahantship entered the Order.
 Burmese MSS. read Kañcanā. Comy. says she was so called from her golden hue, and afterwards called Kaccānā. She was mother (Yasodharā) of Gotama's son Rāhula, but this name is not mentioned here, nor is there reference to her in Therīgatā, or Apadāna (there is one of this name at Ap. 684). It is noticeable that in the above list of the monks none has such a title. Comy. says: 'Of one Buddha four disciples only have great abnormal powers. The remainder can recall 100,000 kalpas, not beyond that: but those who have attained great abnormal powers can recall incalculable eras. Under our Teacher's rule the two Great Disciples and the elder Bakkula and Bhaddā Kaccānā., just these four, had this power' (Bakkula, however, in the list above is only credited with good health).
 Burmese MSS. Pingala-. Not mentioned in Sisters. She was just called Sigāla's mother. In Ap. ii, 603 she is called Singālaka- and Sigālaka-mātā.