Borobudur: Golden Tales of the Buddhas
John N. Miksic
Tuttle Publishing, 1990 - Religion - 157 pages
Ninth-century Borobudur, the largest Buddhist monument in the world, is one of the most complex structures erected in ancient times. Built by Java's Buddhist rulers, it served as a pilgrimage point to teach the masses about the nature of human suffering, reincarnation, and enlightenment. This richly illustrated volume provides a comprehensive introduction to Borobudur's history and symbolism, including the Buddhist tales depicted in the 1,460 exquisite relief panels that line the lower terrace walls.
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I found this book whilst staying at Lotus II in Borobudur in 2012 for two weeks. I used it constantly whilst I was there and it was a wonderful aid in trying to understand the complicated iconography at the Temple. Once back in Australia I decided that I needed to own a copy of this book myself so I searched for it and found it on the net. I use this book often and keep finding more things as I revisit the pages. If this amazing temple speaks to you then this book will be a helpful guide.
I'll probably never get to visit this mysterious and beautiful place, but this book is the next best thing. There are beautiful photographs on every page, and lots of interesting text as well. I'm so glad I found it!
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