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Sumangalamata

  • At last free, / at last I am a woman free! / No more tied to the kitchen, stained amid the stained pots, / no more bound to the husband / who thought me less / than the shade he wove with his hands.

    • Sumangalamata,
    • 6th cent. BCE, in Susan Murcott, The First Buddhist Women ()
  • No more anger, no more hunger / I sit now in the shade of my own tree. / Meditating thus, I am happy, serene.

    • Sumangalamata,
    • 6th cent. BCE, in Susan Murcott, The First Buddhist Women ()

Sumangalamata, Indian Buddhist poet

(6th cent. BCE)