Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Silent Lotus…..

Pink Lotus

Om Mani Padme  Hūm

The lotus is one of the most sacred flowers of the East, and is a living metaphor; of life evolving out of the mire of mud, rising through murky waters, to emerge and bloom, untainted and shining;  just like a wise mind rises out of the corruption of a materialistic existence and shines, becoming a lamp that lights the way for others…... 

Lotus The Lotus is a symbol of spiritual enlightenment and is itself symbolic of the many aspects of the path of enlightenment , as it grows from the mud (samsara), up through muddy water it appears clean on the surface (purification), and finally produces a beautiful flower (enlightenment).   

In Buddhism the white blossom represents purity, the stem stands for the practice of Buddhist teachings which raise the mind above the (mud of) worldly existence, and gives rise to purity of mind.White Lotus

An open blossom signifies full enlightenment; a closed blossom signifies the potential for enlightenment.

 

  

 

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3 comments:

  1. Very aesthectic, specially the yellow one.

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  2. very nicely worded; I remember taking these pics together!!

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  3. Beautiful flowers! never knew these kind of Lotus!

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