Paṭacārā was an Indian woman who lived during the 6th century BCE in what is now Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. Her story is long, a child of a rich family, she ran away to be with her ‘lower cast’ love, then the death of him and her children and next the death of her parents made her insane with grief. She wandered the streets, naked, starving, dirty and ranting. People tormented her by throwing stones and ridiculing her. When she encountered the Buddha and told him her story, he used it to guide her to an immediately understanding of the nature of impermanence. She became a sotapanna, the first stage of Arayahood, those who have attained 'the fruits of the path’ and the Buddha eventually appointed her the foremost keeper of the Vinaya, the Rules of Conduct, amongst the nuns. May she be an inspiration to women and men on the path to awakening. Statue is 17" tall.
MATERIAL: Lava stone sand from the sacred volcano Gunung Agung on Bali, bonded with concrete
PATINA: The color is a water based eco paint suitable for outside. The finish will change slowly over time with exposure to rain and sun.
CARE OF THE STATUES: It is respectful to place Buddhist statues off of the ground, on a statue stand from wood, stone etc. Anything so it is not directly on the ground or the floor. These statues can reside indoors or in your garden without shelter. We recommend bringing her in when the weather is freezing and snowing.