Stupas at Borobudur, Indonesia

Stupas, Borobudur

Stupas, Borobudur

Itself conceived as one giant stupa, Borobudur is adorned with a further 72 individual stupas, each housing a statue of the Buddha.  Each level of the monument represents a level of consciousness on the path towards enlightenment, until ultimately at the very top, there remains one giant empty stupa – enlightenment and the banishment of all want.

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