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Khemā Therī


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Nun regarded by the Buddha as chief among his female followers because of her great insight (mahāprajñā). In her earlier life she was famous for her beauty and became the chief consort of King Bimbisāra. She subsequently met the Buddha who conjured up a vision showing how a woman's beauty fades, and explained to her the dangers of infatuation with physical things. At that moment she became an Arhat.

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