BOROBUDUR: GOLDEN TALES OF THE BUDDHAS

BOROBUDUR: GOLDEN TALES OF THE BUDDHAS

By: Miksic, John N.

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A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. With vivid photography and insightful commentary, this travel pictorial shi nes a light on the Buddhist art and architecture of Borobudur. The glorious ninth-century Buddhist stupa of Borobudur-the largest Buddhist monument in the world-stands in the midst of the lush Kedu Plain of Centra l Java in Indonesia, where it is visited annually by over a million people. Borobudur contains more than a thousand exquisitely carved relief panels extending along its many terraces for a total distance of more than a kilometer. These are arranged so as to take the visitor on a spiritual journey to enlightenment, and one ascends the monument past scenes depicting the world of desire, the life story of Buddha, and the heroic deeds of other enlightened beings-finally arriving at the great circular terraces at the top of the structure that symbolizes the formless world of pure knowledge and perfection.

Title: BOROBUDUR: GOLDEN TALES OF THE BUDDHAS

Author Name: Miksic, John N.

Categories: Buddhism,

Publisher: Periplus Editions: 1996

ISBN Number: 0945971907

ISBN Number 13: 9780945971900

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000044740