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The Temple of Haeinsa on Mount Kaya is home to the Tripitaka Koreana, the most complete collection of Buddhist texts in the world. These texts were incredibly engraved on 80,000 wooden blocks nearly 800 years ago during the Goryeo Dynasty, between the years 1237 and 1248.
Even though nearly 800 years have passed since being carved, the wooden blocks on which the texts are engraved are in near perfect condition.
We are in opposition to a certain mythos: the one that wants to turn spirituality and culture into a realm that is dependent on politics. We, on the other hand, claim that it is politics that must be dependent on spirituality and culture. Julius Evola  (via ridingthetiger)
There is here no measuring with time, no year matters, and ten years are nothing. Being an artist means, not reckoning and counting, but ripening like the tree that does not force its sap and stands confident in the storms of spring without fear that after them may come no summer. It does come. But it comes only to the patient, who are there as though eternity lay before them, so unconcernedly still and wide. I learn it daily, learn it with pain to which I am grateful: patience is everything! Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet, trans. M. D. Herter Norton (via litverve)

Greenland, 2013.  Espen Rasmussen

Yak in snow, Mongolia.

Slope Point is the southernmost point of South Island, New Zealand. Lying just east of the Waikawa and Haldane settlements, the land is primarily used for sheep farming. With no roads nearby, the area is only accessible by a 20-minute hike. The branches of these windswept trees point northerly in order to offer the least resistance to the relentless winds. Via Twisted Sifter
Photo credit: Ben

Hanging Monastery, Datong | China by Andrea Cavallini

Alexander McQueen A/W 2000 photographed by Juergen Teller for Nova Magazine

Folkemuseet, Norway.

"Butoh is a corpse standing straight up in a desperate bid for life."
Tatsumi Hijikata

Portrait of the Composer Arthur Lowenstein, 1909
Egon Schiele
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