Patacara, a 6th century Buddhist Nun carved from Hibiscus wood.
Patacara's story began with passionate love and became one of great loss. She went out of her mind with grief, living on the street, mostly naked and ranting while people hurled stones at her. Upon meeting the Buddha, she prostrated at his feet in despair and describing her family tragedies. The Buddha talked with her, using Buddhist doctrines and Patacara immediately saw the nature of impermanence. She was transformed and committed her life to practice. The Buddha appointed her the foremost Keeper of the Vinaya , "Rules of Conduct" of the monastic life for the Nuns. Patacara reached the first stage of arayahood, those who have attained 'the fruits of the path'.
This carving of Patacara is an exceptional one of a kind statue, simple and refined, carved from an ancient hibiscus tree that fell in a temple. The old trees are distinguished by shades of grey running through the soft warm colored wood. 42cm tall.
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