Could you imagine having something this inspirational and beautiful in your home, secured as any other piece of hardwood flooring, mixed in amongst their plain but shining beauty, but bearing this mark of devotion, setting itself apart from all the rest.
The footprints in this board are from 70 year old Buddhist monk Hua Chi, who has been praying in this same spot at his temple in Tongren, China, for over 2o years. His footprints, which are up to 1.2 inches deep in some areas, are the result of his prayers, performed up to 3,000 times a day. Though, in his older age, he says he has greatly reduced his quantity of prayers to 1,000 times easch day. Still, his ingrained marks of devotion now serve as a source of inspiration to younger monks who continue in his footsteps to make the footprints themselves. [Via Offbeat Earth]