Thullanandā appears to have had charge of a large company of nuns, all of whom followed her in various malpractices (Vin.iv.211.239, 240, 280).
Thullanandā was well-
She was greedy for possessions, and was later accused of misappropriating gifts intended for other nuns (Vin.iv.245‑246, 258).
She was fond of the company of men, and frequented streets and cross-
She seems to have regarded with sympathy women who succumbed to temptation and to have tried to shield them from discovery (Vin.iv.216, 225, 230 f).
She bribed dancers and singers to sing her praises. She could brook no rival, and especially disliked Bhaddā, whom she deliberately annoyed on more than one occasion (Vin.iv.283, 285, 287, 290, 292).
She was fractious and would wish for something, but when that was procured for her, would say it was something else she really wanted (Vin.iv.248, 250).
She was evidently an admirer of Ānanda, and was greatly offended on hearing that Mahā-