Yashas ［耶舎・耶輸陀・夜輸］ (; Pali Yasa; Yasha, Yashuda, or Yashu): Also known as Yasha or Yashoda. The son of a wealthy merchant in Vārānasī, India. Yashas was Shakyamuni Buddha’s sixth convert, and the first after Shakyamuni’s conversion of the five ascetics. Yashas became disenchanted with his life of luxury and left home, renouncing secular life to seek religious truth; it was then that he met the Buddha and became his disciple. Yashas’ parents and wife subsequently converted as well and are said to have been the Buddha’s first lay disciples. At that time, more than fifty of Yashas’ friends also renounced secular life to become the Buddha’s disciples.