1. Nakhasikhā Sutta.– Taught at Jetavana. Even as the mighty earth is many times greater than the pinch of dust taken on the tip of one’s finger-nail, so also is the suffering, destroyed by the Noble Disciple of vision and understanding, greater than the suffering which remains undestroyed. S.ii.133; Repeated as Nakkhasikha Sutta. S.v.459.
2. Nakhasikha Sutta.– The same simile as in the above. Even so are the beings born elsewhere and not among humans greater by far than those born among humans. S.ii 263.
3. Nakhasikhā Sutta.– No material form, even as much as can be taken up on the tip of the finger-nail, is permanent. It is the same with the other aggregates (khandhā). Therefore is the holy life set forth for the utter destruction of suffering. S.iii.147.