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XXVI:12 The Buddha praises Kisa Gotami*

On one occasion, Sakka, king of the devas came with his followers to pay homage to the Buddha. At the same time, Bhikkhuni Kisa Gotami, by her supernormal power came through the sky to pay homage to the Buddha. But when she saw Sakka and his entourage paying homage, she retreated. Sakka on seeing her, asked who the lady was. The Buddha replied 'O Sakka! She is my daughter Kisa Gotami. Once she came to me in sorrow and distress through the loss of her son and I made her see the impermanent nature of all component things. As a consequence of that she comprehended the Dhamma, joined the Order, and attained Arahanthood. She is one of my eminent female disciples.'

55/170 Dhammapada & Commentary Khuddhaka J.i.106ff. despair

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