The Legend of Thousand Buddhas & The Mystery of ‘Summary of Dependent Origination’ | Ancient Discoveries

The Legend of Thousand Buddhas & The Mystery of ‘Summary of Dependent Origination’

The Mogao Grottoes, known also as the Mogao Caves, the Dunhuang Caves, or the Thousand Buddha Caves, are a network of Buddhist cave temples in China. This site is located near the city of Dunhuang in the northwestern Chinese province of Gansu. This ancient city was once located in an oasis on a strategic point of the ancient Silk Road. According to tradition, the first temple in the Mogao Grottoes was made in 366 AD. A legend, said to have originated during the Tang Dynasty, credits a Buddhist monk by the name of Le Zun / Yue Zun as the founder of this temple complex. In this legend, the monk had a vision of a thousand Buddhas. Researchers have successfully dated a set of mysterious phrases discovered on the ceiling of a Tibetan tantric Buddhist cave temple. This designated UNESCO World Heritage Site features sacred meditational environments with high ceilings covered with paintings and inscriptions, some dated to over 1000 years ago. Now, a research team using 3D spectral imaging equipment have scanned one of these Buddhist cave temples, and their high-resolution imaging of these ancient paintings and writings has solved several historical mysteries. All content on this channel is licensed, and or produced by Zohar Entertainment Group/Awakening Expo/Phenomena Magazine



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