Thus, lying at our feet we have the square layout narrating life as set down by the Law. Above us is the round form bespeaking Unity and the Absolute. So this is exactly where the circle and the square meet, and thus it represents a vital passage. Until here, everything was covered with bas-reliefs, from inside to outside the balustrades, whereas, upon arriving at the Supreme Unity, everything is altogether plain, entirely unadorned. Such purity, such original simplicity is truly ineffable. Even the Buddha himself is hidden from our view as an image, as if the Mahayanist monks had sought to recapture a certain Hinayanist density, since each of the small stupas prolonging the large central stupa contains a statue of the Buddha (some of which have since disappeared). All this immense space leads to the last circle, the absolute stupa that is the center of All.