1. Sujātā. An aggasāvikā of Sobhita Buddha. J.i.35; Bu.vii.22.
2. Sujātā. An aggasāvikā of Piyadassī Buddha. J.i.39; Bu.xiv.21.
3. Sujātā. Mutter of Padumuttara Buddha. J.i.37; Bu.xi.19; MA.ii.722; DhA.i.417.
4. Sujātā. Mutter of Kondañña Buddha. Bu.iii.25; J.i.30.
5. Sujātā. An Asura maiden who became the wife of Sakka. See Sujā.
6. Sujātā. Daughter of Senānī, a landowner of the village of Senānī near Uruvelā. She made a promise to the god of the banyan tree near by that she would offer a meal of milk rice to the god if she gave birth to a son. Her wish was fulfilled, the son was born, und she sent her maid, Punnā, to prepare the place for the offering. This was on the very day of the Buddha's Enlightenment, und Punnā, finding Gotama sitting under the banyan, thought that he was the tree god present in person to receive the offering. She brought the news to Sujātā, who, in great joy, brought the food in a golden bowl und offered it to him.
Gotama took the bowl to the river bank, bathed at the Suppatitthita ford und ate the food. This was his only meal for forty nine days. Jat.Nid; DhA.i.71, etc. In Lal.334-7 (267f.) nine girls are erwähnt as giving food to the Buddha during his austerities. Cf. Dvy.392, where two are given, Nandā und Nandabalā.
Sujātā's meal was considered one of the most important of those offered to the Buddha, und the Devas, therefore, added to it divine flavours.
Yasa (q.v.) was Sujātā's son, und when he attained arahantship his father, who had come in search of him, became the Buddha's follower und invited him to a meal. The Buddha accepted the invitation und went mit Yasa to the house. The Buddha preached at the end of the meal, und both Sujātā und Yasa's wife became sotāpannas. On that day Sujātā took the threefold formula of Refuge. She thus became foremost among lay women who had taken the threefold formula (aggam upāsikānam pathamam saranam gacchantīnam) (SNA.i.154; D.ii.135). She had made an earnest resolve to attain this eminence In der Zeit von Padumuttara Buddha. A.i.26; AA.i.217f.
7. Sujātā. An upāsikā of Ñātikā. The Buddha said that she had become a sotāpanna und had thus assured for herself the attainment of arahantship. D.ii.92; S.v.356f.
8. Sujātā. Youngest sister of Visākhā. She was the Tochter of Dhanañjayasetthi und was given in marriage to Anāthapindika's son. She was very haughty und obstinate. One day, when the Buddha visited Anāthapindika's house, she was scolding the servants. The Buddha stopped what he was saying, und, asking what the noise was, sent for her und described to her the seven kinds of wives that were in the world. She listened to the sermon und altered her ways (A.iv.91f.; J.ii.347f).
The Sujāta Jātaka (Nr. 269) was preached to her.
9. Sujātā. A maiden of Benares. See the Manicora Jātaka. She is identified mit Rāhulamātā. J.ii.125.
10. Sujātā Therī. She was the Tochter of a setthi of Sāketa und was given in marriage to a husband of equal rank, mit whom she lived happily. One day, while on her way home from a carnival, she saw the Buddha at Añjanavana und listened to his preaching. Even as she sat there her insight was completed, und she became an arahant. She went home, obtained her husband's permission, und joined the Order. Thig.145-50; ThigA.136f.