31 Desember 2008

Borobudur temple

Who do not know Borobudur temple? Buddhist temple has a relief of 1460 and 504 Buddhist stupa in the complex. Millions of people sign to visit the buildings included in the Wonder World Heritages this. Not surprisingly, for the architectural and function as a place of worship, Borobudur is enticing.

Borobudur was built by King Samaratungga, one of the kings of the Ancient Kingdom of Mataram, the descendant of Sailendra dynasty. Based on the inscription Kayumwungan, an Indonesian named reveal that Hudaya Kandahjaya Borobudur is a place of worship is completed on May 26 824, almost one hundred years since the beginning of construction. Borobudur own name, according to some people means a terraced mountain-terrace (budhara), while some others said that Borobudur means monastery, located in the high places.

Borobudur-shaped building punden berundak consists of 10 levels. 42 meters high before the renovated and 34.5 meters because of the level renovated after the bottom used as a backstop. Six levels below the square-shaped and three levels above form a circle and the highest level in the form of a Buddhist stupa to the west. Each level symbolizing the stages of human life. According mahzab Mahayana Buddhism, every person who wants to reach the level of Buddha must through every level of life is.

The base of Borobudur, called Kamadhatu, symbolizing the human appetite is still tied. Four levels of above mentioned Rupadhatu symbolizing the human has been able to free themselves from the militancy but still bound appearance and form. At the level of the Buddha statue is placed open. Meanwhile, three levels above where the Buddha placed in a stupa called holey Arupadhatu, symbolizing man has been freed from lust, shapes and forms. The top of the Arupa called symbolizing nirvana, where the Buddha stayed.

Each level has a beautiful reliefs that show how advanced the author. Relief will be read in runtut when you walk clockwise (the left of the entrance of the temple). In reliefnya Borobudur tells a story about a very melegenda, the Ramayana. In addition, there is also a relief that describe the conditions at that time. For example, about the relief activities of the farmers who reflect on the progress of the agriculture system and relief when the ship is a representation of the progress of the voyage time is centered in Bergotta (Plymouth).

Overall relief of the Borobudur temple reflects the teachings of the Buddha. Therefore, this temple could be used as a media education for those who want to learn the teachings of Buddha. YogYES invites you to circumnavigate the narrow alleys of Borobudur in order to understand the philosophy of Buddhism. Atisha, a budhis Indian origin in the century to 10, had visited the temple which was built 3 centuries before Angkor Wat in Cambodia and 4 centuries before the Great Cathedral in Europe this.

Owing to visit Borobudur and script Drawing from the teachings of Buddha Serlingpa (one of the king of the Kingdom of Sriwijaya), Atisha able to develop the teachings of Buddha. He became head of a monastery Vikramasila and instruct people on how to practice the Tibetan Dharma. Six of the script Serlingpa also summarized into a core teachings called "The Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment" or better known by the name Bodhipathapradipa.

One of the questions now unsolved Borobudur is about how the conditions around the temple when the temple was built and why it found the circumstances terkubur. Some say Borobudur originally stood dikitari swamps and hidden because the eruption of Merapi. Basically, the inscription is Kalkutta titled 'Amawa' means sea of milk. Then the word is interpreted as lava Merapi. Some others say the cold lava buried Borobudur Merapi.

With all the grandeur and mystery that is, when many reasonable people of all penjru Borobudur enter the world as a place that must be visited in his life. In addition to the temple, you can also go around the villages around Borobudur, such as Fleet and Wanurejo to see the activities of citizens to make handicrafts. You can also go to the top Kendil people can look to the panorama from the top of Borobudur. What are you waiting for? No need to worry earthquake May 27, 2006, because of Borobudur is not affected at all.

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