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Sāmā

1. Sāmā.– The chief female disciple of Kakusandha Buddha. Bu.xxiii.21; J.i.42.

2. Sāmā.– One of the chief lay women disciples of Koṇāgamana Buddha. Bu.xxiv.24.

3. Sāmā.– A courtesan of Bārāṇasī; for her story see the Kaṇavera Jātaka. J.iii.59 ff.

4. Sāmā Therī.– She belonged to an eminent family of Kosambī, and when her friend Sāmāvatī died she left the world in distress of mind. Unable to subdue her grief, she could not grasp the Noble way. One day, while listening to Ānanda’s teaching, she won insight, and, on the seventh day from then became an Arahant. Thig.vs.37‑8; ThigA.44.

5. Sāmā Therī.– She belonged to a family of Kosambī and left the world in distress on the loss of her friend, Sāmāvatī. For twenty-five years she was unable to gain self mastery, until, in her old age, she heard a discourse and won Arahantship.

Ninety-one world-cycles ago she was a kinnarī on the banks of the Candabhāgā. One day, while amusing herself in company of her friends, she saw Vipassī Buddha and worshipped him with salaḷa flowers (Thig.39‑41; ThigA.45 f). She is evidently identical with Salaḷapupphikā of the Apadāna. Ap.ii.524.

6. Sāmā.– The original name of Sāmāvatī.

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