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  Suchada

 

Thailand

Suchada is the name of the devoted, young, rich and beautiful milkmaid, who offered Siddhartha the last meal before his Enlightenment. After finishing the meal Siddhartha took the golden bowl and threw it in a river, asking that if he was destined to become a Buddha, to let the bowl float upstream, rather than downstream. The bowl astonishingly went upstream, all the while keeping in the middle of the river (fig.).