Borobudur Temple, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia.

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after the sunriseBorobudur, or Barabudur, is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist Temple in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. The monument consists of nine stacked platforms, six square and three circular, topped by a central dome. The temple is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. The central dome is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues, each seated inside a perforated stupa.[1] It is the world’s largest Buddhist temple,[2][3] as well as one of the greatest Buddhist monuments in the world.[4]

after the sunriseBuilt in the 9th century during the reign of the Sailendra Dynasty, the temple was designed in Javanese Buddhist architecture, which blends the Indonesian indigenous cult of ancestor worship and the Buddhist concept of attaining Nirvana.[4] The temple also demonstrates the influences of Gupta art that reflects India‘s influence on the region, yet there are enough indigenous scenes and elements incorporated to make Borobudur uniquely Indonesian.[5][6] The monument is both a shrine to the Lord Buddha and a place for Buddhist pilgrimage. The journey for pilgrims begins at the base of the monument and follows a path around the monument and ascends to the top through three levels symbolic of Buddhist cosmology: Kāmadhātu (the world of desire), Rupadhatu (the world of forms) and Arupadhatu (the world of formlessness). The monument guides pilgrims through an extensive system of stairways and corridors with 1,460 narrative relief panels on the walls and the balustrades. Borobudur has the largest and most complete ensemble of Buddhist reliefs in the world.[4]

after the sunriseEvidence suggests Borobudur was constructed in the 9th century and abandoned following the 14th-century decline of Hindu kingdoms in Java and the Javanese conversion to Islam.[7] Worldwide knowledge of its existence was sparked in 1814 by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, then the British ruler of Java, who was advised of its location by native Indonesians. Borobudur has since been preserved through several restorations. The largest restoration project was undertaken between 1975 and 1982 by the Indonesian government and UNESCO, following which the monument was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.[4]

after the sunriseBorobudur is still used for pilgrimage; once a year, Buddhists in Indonesia celebrate Vesak at the monument, and Borobudur is Indonesia’s single most visited tourist attraction.[8][9][10] SOURCE WORDS WIKIPEDIA
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… just around the house

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There are many alternatives to salt when it comes to flavoring your food. I am a big fan of experimenting with herbs, unsalted seasonings, and spices. Aside from boosting flavor, many of these extras possess antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that may help contribute to heart health, beautiful skin and hair, and help reduce your risk of osteoporosis, arthritis, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, cataracts, and macular degeneration — all this without adding extra sodium, calories, sugar, or fat to your food.

Try using nutrient-packed fresh and dried herbs, unsalted seasoning blends, garlic powder, and ginger to help spruce up dressings, sauces, salads, soups, pasta dishes, vegetables, meat, and fish. And be liberal with spices: Hot and spicy flavors from chili peppers, cayenne, curry, cumin, and coriander encourage slower eating, which can help you stay on track with your weight-loss goals. (Just keep in mind that some people with IBS are sensitive to spicy foods and may experience discomfort after eating them.) In addition, baking spices, like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom, are a terrific, calorie-free way to lend sweetness to breakfast foods and desserts without pouring on the sugar.

The soybean has been a source of food for more than 5,000 years. Soy, a source of high-quality protein, is found in vegeterian products such as tofu, tempeh, soymilk, soy sauce and miso. Processed soy is used in meat substitutes, including veggie burgers and soy hotdogs and is often found in breads, cereal and meat products. Soy should not be used as the sole source of medical treatment for any illness or disease.***

i’ll just catch you in my dreams, 2012.

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My chain of dreams of peace, sincerity, and love. i visualize it as 1 word : beauteousness. Exhibited at Warung Yaya, Sanur, Bali. 21 April – 5 Mei 2012.

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RIP : Culture, 2012

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RIP : Culture ~ copywright sonia prabowo, 2012

Judul : RIP : Culture (2012)
Media : Kanvas
Dimensi : 80 x 120

Art Exhibition “Negari Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat”, 13-27th April, Jogjakarta National Museum, Jogjakarta, Indonesia.

Opening: April 13th, 2012, 6.30pm.

please stop hurting each other

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if ever i have to pour my heart and tears for all of the pain, caused by every deceased salvation, i would.

wrath, 2012. copyright soniaprabowo

Loving Your Valentine’s Day

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happy Vday, 2012. copyright soniaprabowo

One day he woke up feeling confused. He started to wonder why. Then he looked at her – still sleeping quietly near him – and had the answer. “I didn’t kiss her good morning like I always do. Like I always do in this pass 30 years of our life together”. Then he packed his bag, and left her. He realized that he doesn’t love her anymore.***