In the veil of ignorance we mistake cymbals and noise for signs. In the Vale of Truth we offer symbols as signs.
The classic example is the legendary Buddha, raising a legendary flower and founding what would become Zen.
In Tantra everything becomes a significant. In Zen too but they make less of a song and dance about it.
What is your flour moment. Do you make bread and watch it rise?
The most common symbol of Buddhism around here is the seated Buddha statue... its replaced the gnome as the most common garden ornament, and many people decorate their homes with it because they like the peaceful emanation of the Buddha’s that comes with it.