Subhuti was Buddha's disciple. He was able to understand the potency of emptinessthe viewpoint that nothing exists except in its relationship of subjectivity and objectivity.
One day Subhutiin a mood of sublime emptinesswas sitting under a tree. Flowers began to fall about 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 Subhuto as rain.