This area of the Garden was once flat, and created by importing 40,000 cubic yards of earth to create a hill on site. From the highest point in the Garden the viewer experiences the silhouette of the double moon bridge, lake and other features.
Rushing water creates the feeling of sublime, or that combination of awe, fear and excitement when we are in contact with a force greater than ourselves. Other areas in the Garden imply the force of nature, without using water. Areas of successive rocks create a pattern that evoked water, without using the actual material.
Water also has significance in the Buddhist faith. From Keane, “Buddhist found the natural processes of water springing from a mountain source, gathering strength as it rushes down a valley, and eventually dissipating calmly in the sea to be an apt metaphor for human existence. Birth, growth, death and rebirth.
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