Statue of the Buddha at Bamiyan, Afghanistan prior to its destruction by the Taliban. 

Statue of the Buddha at Bamiyan, Afghanistan prior to its destruction by the Taliban.
 

"Footprint of the Buddha with Dharmachakra and triratna, 1st century CE, Gandhāra"

"Footprint of the Buddha with Dharmachakra and triratna, 1st century CE, Gandhāra"

"A ruined Buddhist temple on Gurubhakthula Konda (konda meaning "hill" in Telugu) in Ramatheertham village in Vizianagaram, a district of Andhra Pradesh, India"

"A ruined Buddhist temple on Gurubhakthula Konda (konda meaning "hill" in Telugu) in Ramatheertham village in Vizianagaram, a district of Andhra Pradesh, India"

The Bodhi Tree, Bodh Gaya, India

The Bodhi Tree, Bodh Gaya, India

"You are far from the end of your journey.

 The way is not in the sky.

 The way is in the heart.

 See how you love.”

-Buddha

Gandharan statue of Gautama Buddha (or rather what remains of said statue…) from Hadda, Afghanistan, the source of some of the finest surviving examples of Greco-Buddhist art.

Gandharan statue of Gautama Buddha (or rather what remains of said statue…) from Hadda, Afghanistan, the source of some of the finest surviving examples of Greco-Buddhist art.

Another awesome example of Greco-Buddhist art, dating back fourth century Gandhara.

Another awesome example of Greco-Buddhist art, dating back fourth century Gandhara.

A statue of the Buddha from the 2nd century B.C.
This is an excellent example of Gandhara art, a style unique in its blending of classical Greek and Asian culture in the wake of Alexander’s conquests, which established Greek speaking kingdoms as far east as Afghanistan.

A statue of the Buddha from the 2nd century B.C.

This is an excellent example of Gandhara art, a style unique in its blending of classical Greek and Asian culture in the wake of Alexander’s conquests, which established Greek speaking kingdoms as far east as Afghanistan.

The great Stuppa at Sanchi, the oldest stone structure in India, as well as a very important Buddhist holy place. It was built by the Maurya emperor  Ashoka over two thousand years ago.

The great Stuppa at Sanchi, the oldest stone structure in India, as well as a very important Buddhist holy place. It was built by the Maurya emperor  Ashoka over two thousand years ago.

Paro Taktsang (The Tiger’s Nest), a 300 year old Buddhist temple located 10,000 feet above sea level in the mountains of Bhutan. 

Paro Taktsang (The Tiger’s Nest), a 300 year old Buddhist temple located 10,000 feet above sea level in the mountains of Bhutan. 

souls-of-my-shoes:

Green Decent from Tushita Heaven Stupa, Samye Gompa (by lylevincent)

souls-of-my-shoes:

Green Decent from Tushita Heaven Stupa, Samye Gompa (by lylevincent)

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