The Free Dictionary  
mailing list For webmasters
Welcome Guest Forum Search | Active Topics | Members

The Ajanta Caves Options
Daemon
Posted: Tuesday, May 5, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 3/7/2009
Posts: 28,487
Neurons: 84,639
Location: Inside Farlex computers
The Ajanta Caves

These caves in Maharashtra, India, discovered in 1819, are carved out of the side of a steep horseshoe-shaped ravine and contain remarkable examples of Buddhist art. They consist of chapels and monasteries dating from about 200 BCE to 650 CE, with magnificent frescoes and sculpture depicting scenes from the life of Buddha. Changes in Buddhist thought in what century made it possible for the image of the Buddha to become a focus of worship? More...
ChristopherJohnson
Posted: Tuesday, May 5, 2015 7:04:24 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 3/27/2014
Posts: 2,419
Neurons: 1,635,529
Location: Tbilisi, T'bilisi, Georgia
Beautiful art. Makes me feel sorry that Buddhism is not the dominant religion in India.
striker
Posted: Tuesday, May 5, 2015 8:43:46 AM
Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 5/30/2014
Posts: 1,698
Neurons: 2,240,255
Location: Roslindale, Massachusetts, United States
what an amazing feat of building in caves with tool manual labor, what devotion
ChristopherJohnson
Posted: Tuesday, May 5, 2015 11:00:19 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 3/27/2014
Posts: 2,419
Neurons: 1,635,529
Location: Tbilisi, T'bilisi, Georgia
Amazing indeed.
Milica Boghunovich
Posted: Tuesday, May 5, 2015 12:28:54 PM
Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 8/5/2014
Posts: 1,011
Neurons: 144,425
Daemon wrote:
The Ajanta Caves

These caves in Maharashtra, India, discovered in 1819, are carved out of the side of a steep horseshoe-shaped ravine and contain remarkable examples of Buddhist art. They consist of chapels and monasteries dating from about 200 BCE to 650 CE, with magnificent frescoes and sculpture depicting scenes from the life of Buddha. Changes in Buddhist thought in what century made it possible for the image of the Buddha to become a focus of worship? More...


Buddha (Siddhartha) advised his followers not to worshiped him, but to study the way to more fulfilling/meaningful life with less suffering... but people tend to distort everything and turn it for profit out of so common greed among humans.
Milica Boghunovich
Posted: Tuesday, May 5, 2015 12:33:01 PM
Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 8/5/2014
Posts: 1,011
Neurons: 144,425
ChristopherJohnson wrote:
Beautiful art. Makes me feel sorry that Buddhism is not the dominant religion in India.


If yous study the life of Siddhartha, you will know that he never wanted his teachings to be turned into some religion...
Religion and spirituality are not the same... actually, they are not even akin if you know the mystics study of true spirituality...
johnfl
Posted: Tuesday, May 5, 2015 2:36:27 PM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 3/1/2014
Posts: 803
Neurons: 395,324
Location: Newman Lake, Washington, United States
WOW, WHAT A FEAT.
Users browsing this topic
Guest


Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Main Forum RSS : RSS
Forum Terms and Guidelines | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2008-2019 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.