The sections presented here are those that pertain to the Arahat Saṅghamittā’s story. This is not told, as we might like, in a continuous narrative, but rather – as it is incidental to the main story – comes to us it isolated sections.
Be that as it may, we still have a fairly large and interesting amount of information on a Nun who was – and still is – held in the very highest esteem in Sri Lanka.
The episodes cover her birth, going-forth, journey to Sri Lanka and the central role she played in establishing the religion in that country.
It also records her passing, along with the passing of the first generation of missionaries.