The waves in the water bowl are connected to one of the largest American stock market indexes. If the market moves, the water starts moving. If the trading stops, the water stands still.
In Buddhist meditation, the calm sea is like a calm mind. When the sea is calm one can see through it, but in its rough state, nothing on the surface can be seen.
The Mantra of Light is placed at the highest point in the house in the sense that the Buddha's teaching illuminates all living things and used as a means to measure water's clearness by mirroring it on the surface of it in case of Baru Gongyang, a formal monastic meal in Korean Buddhism.
Can the waves mirror the Buddha's teachings above it?
Can we reach nirvana under capitalism?