>Buddha on board

With the Buddha rupa in place work now begins on the enclosing dome and spire.

Patient and undemanding. On the level.
A diamond teaching.

Going - going - going
Last chance of an open sky.
Inside - outside, freedom is there.

The last stone is ready - the end is - at the top. A culmination of aspiration.
Touch the earth.
Touch the earth.

A stupa is a memorial - a symbol of Buddha, as the enlightenment principle, pointing indirectly to both the teacher and his teachings. A specifically Buddhist monument used for contemplation and and as the focus of religious ritual. A symbol to inspire aspiration and efforts in the religious life the pursuit of enlightenment.

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