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
"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.