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    Borobudur, near Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.

    For each direction at Borobudur there are ninety-two Dhyani Buddha statues and 1,460 relief scenes. The lowest level has 160 reliefs depicting cause and effect; the middle level contains various stories of the Buddha's life from the Jataka Tales; the highest level has no reliefs or decorations whatsoever but has a balcony, square in shape with round walls: a circle without beginning or end. Here is the place of the ninety-two Vajrasattvas or Dhyani Buddhas tucked into small stupas. Each of these statues has a mudra (hand gesture) indicating one of the five directions: east, with the mudra of calling the earth to witness; south, with the hand position of blessing; west, with the gesture of meditation; north, the mudra of fearlessness; and the centre with the gesture of teaching.

    The Life of Buddha
    This excellent BBC/Discovery Channel documentary follows the Buddha on his journey from the lap of luxury to the verge of starvation and final enlightenment. (45 min)

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    1. hjalmar1886 82 months ago | reply

      Wonderful! Excellent capture!

    2. sparky2000 82 months ago | reply

      Nice lighting.

      your excellent photography is an interesting example
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    3. Akbar Simonse 82 months ago | reply

      Wonderful image!
      your excellent photography is an interesting example
      for different "CULTURAL BOXES" in our world -
      seen in the cultural-boxes group.

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    4. thetaipan 82 months ago | reply

      your excellent photography is an interesting example
      for different "CULTURAL BOXES" in our world -
      seen in the cultural-boxes group.

    5. Life's Little Pleasure [deleted] 82 months ago | reply

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    6. Kıvanç Niş 82 months ago | reply

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    7. Alfredo11 82 months ago | reply

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    8. La Vieja Sirena 82 months ago | reply

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    9. Davi Kanno 82 months ago | reply

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    10. makita ^ 82 months ago | reply

      Great shot! Beautiful temple
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    11. Mandana (on and off) 82 months ago | reply

      beautiful shot!

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    12. Eli K Hayasaka 82 months ago | reply

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    13. GetCarter2007 82 months ago | reply

      This brilliant photo is like a shooting star, splendid!
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    14. spearhawk 81 months ago | reply

      great shot! =)

    15. Eddi van W. 79 months ago | reply

      Hallo, ich bin der Administrator der Gruppe Spiritueller Marktplatz, und wir freuen uns, Ihr Foto unserer Gruppe hinzuzufügen.

    16. 2121studio 74 months ago | reply

      Borobudur is a lovely place to shot...

      I have few Borobudur pictures too... just to share...

      Silhouetted Borobudur Borobudur Under the sun Borobudur Borobudur

    17. LightPainter80 [deleted] 69 months ago | reply


      You’re invited to post this image to the group
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