A group of Brahmās; the group includes the Parittasubhā, the Appamāṇasubhā and the Subhakiṇhā. MN.iii.102


The daughter of a rich goldsmith of Rājagaha. One day she went to pay obeisance to the Buddha and he preached to her. She became a sotāpanna, and later she joined the Order. From time to time her relations tried to persuade her to leave the Order and return to the world. One day she set forth, in twenty four verses, the dangers of household life and dismissed them, convinced of her rightness. Then, striving for insight, she attained arahantship on the eighth day. Thig.338–361 The Buddha saw this and praised her in three verses. Thig.362–364


A bhikkhunī whose Therīgāthā verses speak of how in Jīvakambavana, a libertine, in the prime of youth, seeing her going to her siesta, stopped her, inviting her to sensual pleasures. She talked to him of the evils of such pleasures, but he pesagested. Seeing that he was particularly enamoured of the beauty of her eyes, she pulled out one of them, saying— “Come, here is the offending eye.” The man was appalled and asked her forgiveness. Subhā went to the Buddha, and, at sight of him, her eye recovered. Thig.366–399