Sujata, also Sujātā, was a milkmaid, who is said to have fed Gautama Buddha milk and rice, ending his six years of ascetism. Such was his emaciated appearance that she wrongly believed him to be a tree-spirit that had granted her wish of having a child. The gift provided him enough strength to cultivate the Middle Path, develop jhana, and attain Bodhi, thereafter becoming known as the Buddha.
|Known for||Offering milk-rice, thus breaking the seven year-long fast of Gautama Buddha, opening the way to his enlightenment.|
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