17 February 2010

Borobudur Temple ( Budhis Mystery in Stone )

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Borobudur is the answer Buddhism - at a point in its history halfway between the appearance of its founder The Great Buddha Sakyamuni (Siddharta Gautama) and our time - gave to the ever-lasting enigma, that is, the relation of the unreal and illusive world in which mankind opereates and the ultimate reality behind it all. It is an answer of human religious feeling or spiritual feeling – the Union World of forms and Reality or Man and God. The theatre of the relation between Man and God or forms and Reality expressed in Borobudur’s beautiful existence. Borobudur shows the three spheres of cosmos, that is, sphere of desire, sphere of form and sphere of formless (Kamadhatu, Rupadhatu, and Arupadhatu).

Borobudur is located in an elevated area between two twin volcanoes, Sundoro-Sumbing and Merbabu-Merapi, and two rivers, the Progo and the Elo, approximately 40 kilometers (25 mil) northwest of Yogyakarta Indonesia. According to local myth, the area known as Kedu Plain is a Javanese 'sacred' place and has been dubbed 'the garden of Java' due to its high agricultural fertility. Besides Borobudur, there are other Buddhist and Hindu temples in the area, including the Prambanan temples compound. During the restoration in the early 1900s, it was discovered that three Buddhist temples in the region, Borobudur, Pawon and Mendut, are lined in one straight line position. It might be accidental, but the temples' alignment is in conjunction with a native folk tale that a long time ago, there was a brick-paved road from Borobudur to Mendut with walls on both sides. The three temples (Borobudur–Pawon–Mendut) have similar architecture and ornamentation derived from the same time period, which suggests that ritual relationship between the three temples, in order to have formed a sacred unity, must have existed, although exact ritual process is yet unknown.

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