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.
ed. (1) H. Oldenberg, (2) R. Pischel, 1883, 2nd edn. 1966 with Appendixes by K.R. Norman and L. Alsdorf, 1990