Yasas was Converted, Order of Monks Established.
Buddha ordained Yasas and his relatives, fifty people
in total, to form the first regular order of monks who
would follow Buddha as he moved around to teach. Yasas’s
mother took refuge with the Buddha and became the first
upasika (11) (Buddhist lay-woman) in Buddhist history.
(11)Upasika is a Sanskrit term for a female lay-disciple
or laywoman who vows to observe the five precepts of no
killing, no stealing, no sexual misconduct, no lying,
no drinking intoxicants. She was pure and abided strictly
to these precepts. She was thus
Thirty-Two lmages in a Glance