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Chaitya Overview

The word chaitya is an Eastern Indian word meaning "place of worship". However, unlike the Western civilization, in Eastern culture the act of worship does not have to occur inside a building. It can take place in many different locations. For example, at an altar, at a stupa (Buddhist Shrine) or even underneath a tree. For me, the power that fashions the complex workings of the human heart are also echoed in the magnificent simplicity of a plant seed.

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