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Borobudur: Pyramid of the Cosmic Buddha
By: Caesar Voute and Mark Long

Borobudur: Pyramid of the Cosmic Buddha, Caesar Voute and Mark Long

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Author: Caesar Voute and Mark Long
Format: Hardcover (11.75" x 11.5")
ISBN: 9788124604038
Publication Date: 2008

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Product Code: 9788124604038

Borobudur was constructed during the eighth century as a guide to the Noble Path of the Buddha. Born from silence and unfolding into the serenity of the other shore, it expresses the glory of Indonesia's awareness and creativity, the smile of her plastic forms over the centuries as well as her travels along the edge of thoughts that cross the endless corridors of memory. Though the Western world rediscovered this magnificent structure almost 200 years ago, this sacred place nonetheless remains seated in its enigmatic depth, engulfed in vaporous illusions, waiting for someone to find the base simplicity of its Truth. This book is a catalyst and invites adventurous minds to find new directions by bringing into focus the vast universe of the Borobudur in order to cultivate the Way to weeding out error. The questions posed or solutions offered herein are like water and waves: different yet identical in essence. They stir discussion. One of the special contributions of this book lies in its correlating the cyclical movements of the Sun and Moon with the numerical symbolism of Borobudur. The authors cite the magical effect of the Sun suddenly appearing out of the volcano Merapi and empowering the Borobudur-mountain with its radiant energy in poetic imagery. This magic moment of satori or enlightenment echoes the experiences of the unknown Shailendra monarch who had commissioned the monument's construction and the inspiration that made the architect envision this Buddhist wonder.

Borobudur: Pyramid of the Cosmic Buddha, Caesar Voute and Mark Long, D.K. Printworld, Hardcover (11.75" x 11.5"), 327 pages, $125.00

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