Translation of Theragāthā and Therīgāthā
The eighth and ninth texts of the Khuddaka-nikāya of the Sutta-piṭaka, these are collections of poems ascribed to elder monks (theras) or nuns (therīs) respectively.
Many of the verses are accounts of religious experiences, some of which also achieve a high poetic standard.
Tr. K.R. Norman, 2 volumes
Vol. I (1969, 1990, 2nd ed. 2007, 2015)