The creation myth of Tibetan Buddhism describes how the world is created from an empty space. It is said that Mt. Meru, which is made up of various jewels, was naturally created like the axle of a water wheel in the center of the gold ring that was formed in it. The following figure shows the explanation.


The pattern of Mt. Meru seen from directly above has the same composition as the mandala.

In other words, Mt. Meru also represents EmptinessIn Buddhist temples, the place that is set higher to place Buddhist statues is called Mt. Meru, which is derived from Mt. Meru It was concluded that the Buddha statue placed on it was Emptiness, that is, the statue and the platform all symbolized Emptiness.