Finally,a real lotus..fresh on the stalk in my garden.I'm a proud owner of a lotus flower !
Isn't it beautiful? So pure.According to
"The lotus (Sanskrit and Tibetan padma) is one of the Eight Auspicious Symbols and one of the most poignant representations of Buddhist teaching.
The roots of a lotus are in the mud, the stem grows up through the water, and the heavily scented flower lies pristinely above the water, basking in the sunlight. This pattern of growth signifies the progress of the soul from the primeval mud of materialism, through the waters of experience, and into the bright sunshine of enlightenment."
"The lotus flower symbolises the complete purification of the defilements of the body, speech and mind, and the full blossoming of wholesome deeds in blissful liberation."
The lotus is rooted in deep mud and its stem grows through murky water. But the blossom rises above the muck and opens in the sun, beautiful and fragrant. In Buddhism, the lotus represents the true nature of beings, who rise through samsara into the beauty and clarity of enlightenment.The color of the lotus also has significance:
White: Mental and spiritual purity Red: The heart, compassion and love Blue: Wisdom and control of the senses Pink: The historical Buddha Purple: Mysticism
My home is blessed by my pink lotus.Sadhu