Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Angkor Wat

Monks can be tourists too.
I spent a huge day at Angkor Wat, walked a marthon, climbed a thousand steps and read a history. The place is amazing, and deserves much more time than I gave it. I love the spiritual progression, from animism around BC, Hinduism from visiting Indians in about 700 AD, gradual conversion to Mahayana Buddhism around 1000 AD, then to Theravadan Buddhism around 1400 AD.  All very logical, except that last step seems in the wrong directon. I could be biased.

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