The secret of temple design is in seeing the physical to be the non-physical, and the non-physical to be a part of this creation; to view the static as non-static, and the non-static, as a creational endeavour that is part of the whole. Why do you think images and murals of interior temple designs cease to depict the ending but more often the ‘middle ground’ of a story instead? For it reminds the audience of the simple wisdom in life of how thoughts create actions and actions create solutions.
In temple design, the essence of ‘self-pity’ is seen as a man’s downfall and doom, thus, the depicted interior aesthetic is always seen in a simple, yet poetic manner, of the scenarios portrayed as either being in the middle ground of a story or simply unfinished. For it speaks of the wisdom of the message of the ‘internal self’ of mankind, that no matter how seemingly ‘complete’ the exterior is, the interior is a process of self-development, growth, and evolution.