Calling the Earth to witness by golftragic

Calling the Earth to witness

Calling the earth to witness is the pose adopted by the Buddha in this shrine. Link below for those who are interested in interpreting the different poses.

http://www.thebuddhagarden.com/buddha-poses.html
I can see now where yoga came from! They were probably in a trance too when made into these sculptures. I do admire the detail you have captured in this intricate scene!
January 4th, 2019  
Interesting Marnie! I didn't know different poses meant different things
January 4th, 2019  
there's a lot to see here!
January 4th, 2019  
These images capture the grandeur of the temples in such clear ways. And compositionally they work well too.
January 4th, 2019  
Marvellous detail to see - thanks for the link.
January 4th, 2019  
More wonderful gold?
January 4th, 2019  
@maggiemae Thanks MM, I found it interesting to discover the meaning of the various poses the Buddha is depicted in. As you'll have gathered I think the Buddhist attitude to life has a lot to recommend it.
January 5th, 2019  
@gigiflower Neither did I Sam, I found all that kind of stuff very interesting.
January 5th, 2019  
@domenicododaro Sure is, it's an incredible place, pity about the seething masses in most of the complex.
January 5th, 2019  
@taffy Thanks Taffy, this complex is one of the most holy sites and is full of very old artwork which was difficult to photograph. Full of hordes of people, tourists and locals, too which made clear shots very hard. I absolutely hate crowds - anywhere!!!
January 5th, 2019  
Earth to witness...so needed
January 5th, 2019  
@jgpittenger I couldn't agree more.
January 5th, 2019  
So much to see - even the smallest statues - great image
January 5th, 2019  
@samae It was an amazing place.
January 5th, 2019  
Buddha is very busy here- there are so many of him! Lots to look at and surprisingly ornate. Good shot!
January 10th, 2019  
@olivetreeann Yes, he's a busy fellow. The different poses all mean something, quite interesting once you start to learn a bit more.
January 11th, 2019  
@golftragic The article was an interesting read- remember just a few bits and pieces from comparative religion class.
January 11th, 2019  
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