Last of my borobudur pics I promise you
Yes this is the last set. I know less is more but I can’t help it, I know photos better appreciated when it is carefully selected, but I really can’t help it. I feel its still a waste to throw away a decent good photo.
Now Lets talk abit about Borobudur. The temple itself is represented by 3 levels, The bottom levels are representation of our “PRESENT” life, the life which we seek beauty and material needs. Where we are open to lust and temptation, greed etc… then as the soul moves forward after this life its the 2nd level of the temple which is the “LIMBO” as I would call it, when you’re in-between, here you slowly let go of your wants for material things and basically your soul detaches itself from it’s former life.
The final stage which is where most of the images which I took of Borobudur is the “HEAVEN” or “ENLIGHTEN” stage where you basically manage to let go of all material needs and attain a higher spiritual self. The serenity of the top and the view really does suggest the idea of being in the heavens.
Theres about 502 of these buddha statures surrounding the whole of this temple, while most of them had their heads chopped off, lucky for us some remain intact because it was placed in a different place to reach.
Along the way, as you make your rounds upwards to the peak you can see stories carved in stone about each level of Borobudur, as i’ve mentioned, the “present” life seeking for material needs and the “limbo” where you let go.