And the Flowers Showered ~ 01

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event type discourse
date & time 31 Oct 1974 am
location Lao Tzu balcony, Poona
language English
audio Available, duration 1h 28min. Quality: good, but a sutra muffled.
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shorttitle FLOWRS01
Reader of the sutras: Sw Ananda Teertha.
The sutra
Subhuti was one of Buddha's disciples. He was able to understand the potency of emptiness -- the viewpoint that nothing exists except in its relationship of subjectivity and objectivity.
One day, when Subhuti was sitting under a tree in a mood of sublime emptiness, flowers began to fall around him.
'We are praising you for your discourse on emptiness,' the gods whispered to him.
'But I have not spoken of emptiness,' said Subhuti.
'You have not spoken of emptiness, we have not heard emptiness,' responded the gods. 'This is true emptiness.'
And blossoms showered upon Subhuti like rain.


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