An emperor may commission a painting and appreciate its outer appearance, but the artist reveals to him the true meaning of his work. It is only the artist who knows the way within the territory that the emperor has conquered. The way means either the path or the method and the mysterious work of the Universe. An artist’s vision helps the emperor understand and attain the goal of life, that is, spiritual space


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This is an excerpt taken from the chapter Landscape of the Soul. The lines here mean that even though an emperor has a lot of power, only an artist would be able to go beyond any material appearance. He knows both the path and the method of the mysterious work of the universe. True meaning of his work can be seen only by means known to him, irrespective of how powerful an emperor is.
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