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Anguttara Nikaya

Aṅguttara Nikāya 1.235–1.247
Foremost Nuns

Top arahant nuns.

“Monks, among my nuns, the foremost in seniority is Mahāpajāpatī Gotamī.”

“Monks, among my nuns with great wisdom, the foremost is Khemā.”

“Monks, among my nuns with psychic power, the foremost is Uppalavaṇṇā.”

“Monks, among my nuns who have memorized the monastic training rules, the foremost is Paṭācārā.”

“Monks, among my nuns who teach the Dhamma well, the foremost is Dhammadinnā.”

“Monks, among my nuns who practice jhānas, the foremost is Nandā.”

“Monks, among my nuns who are energetic, the foremost is Soṇā.”

“Monks, among my nuns with the divine eye, the foremost is Sakulā.”

“Monks, among my nuns with swift insight, the foremost is Bhaddā Kuṇḍalakesā.”

“Monks, among my nuns who recollect past lives, the foremost is Bhaddā Kāpilānī.”

“Monks, among my nuns who have attained great insight, the foremost is Bhaddakaccānā.”

“Monks, among my nuns who wear coarse robes, the foremost is Kisāgotamī.”

“Monks, among my nuns who are strong in faith, the foremost is Siṅgālakamātā.”

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