|The historical Buddha carved in stone, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka (Sallyrango/flickr.com)|
|Buddha and His Teachings|
|Buddha Aukana, Sri Lanka (Cyrille Gibot/flickr)|
|Women visit Anuradhapura (Cyrille Gibot)|
|The Buddha in Kandy, near the relic of the tooth, Sri Lanka (Tam Church/flickr)|
- Sunita, the timid scavenger, who attained arhatship or full enlightenment, was admitted by the Buddha into the Monastic Order.
- Angulimala, the mass murderer, was converted into a compassionate saint.
- Alavaka the fierce yakkha went for guidance to the Buddha and became a saint.
- Ambapali the courtesan entered the Monastic Order and attained arhatship.
|Ayya Tathaloka (right) and other Buddhist nuns visit temple, Aug. 2010 (WR)|
|Buddha at Bentotagama vihara, Sri Lanka|