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Buddhist culture underwent a series of metamorphosis when the earliest centuries were believed to have patronized artistic images, in contrast to statues of Buddha. Until the first century of gaining patronage, Buddhism saw only a few visual representations of the Buddha, Prominent amongst them were the Lotus, the Wheel of the Law, th...
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A random short story for you to ponder.
Subhuti was Buddha's disciple. He was able to understand the potency of emptiness, that nothing exists except in its relationship of subjectivity and objectivity. One day, in a mood of sublime emptiness, Subhuti was resting underneath a tree when flowers began to fall about him.
"We are praising you for your discourse on emptiness," the gods whispered to Subhuti.
"But I have not spoken of emptiness," replied Subhuti.
"You have not spoken of emptiness, we have not heard emptiness," responded the gods. "This is the true emptiness." The blossoms showered upon Subhuti as rain.