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|Fully enlightened, wise and beautiful Khemā became a Buddhist nun (bhikkhuni).|
- [She for a moment stopped craving, grasping at, and clinging to things. She let go and was therefore able to see things as they really are, to discern the True Nature of reality. And that Truth sets one free.]
|Ancient palace in Shakya Land/Afghanistan|
|Wise Khemā Therī, Buddhist nun|
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- Khemā Therī: one of the two chief female disciples of Dhammadassī Buddha (Bu.xvi.19; J.i.39).
- Khemā in the Anguttara Nikaya Commentary (AA.ii.791) (on A.iv.347) speaks of a Khemā Upāsikā in a list of lay Buddha women.
- Queen Khemā was the wife of King Brahmadatta of Benares. She dreamed of a golden peacock preaching and wished that her dream would come true. Although the king tried every means in his power, the wish could not be fulfilled, so the queen died. See the Mora Jātaka (J.ii.36).
- Khemā was the chief queen of King Brahmadatta of Benares who dreamed of a golden deer preaching the Dharma, and her wish to see her dream come true was fulfilled (J.iv.256). For details see the Ruru Jātaka.
- Khemā: chief queen of King Brahmadatta of Benares (J.iv.334) with a story similar to that of Khemā in the Mora Jataka. Details at Mahā-Mora Jātaka.
- Khemā: queen consort of King Brahmadatta of Benares (J.iv.413) (J.iv.423). See Rohantamiga Jātaka.
- Khemā: queen consort of King Seyya (Samyama) of Benares. She saw a golden swan in a dream and wished to see one in real life (J.v.354). She is identified with Khemā Therī (J.v.382). For details see the Mahāhamsa Jātaka.