When the king could not hear the sound of the lute

'A king hears the sound of a lute and is enchanted, so he asks his servant to bring him that sound. The servants bring him the lute, and have to explain to the king that the sound does not exist independently, but is created out of the elements of strings, box, and bow. Just as the king could not find the sound of the lute, so we cannot find the self' - the Buddha, the Samtutta Nikaya 

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The Darkness; Ragnar Jónasson
Spirit of Benares; Channula Misra
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