The Beautiful Meaning of the Lotus Flower
The lotus flower is an Asian water lily that bears delicate white flowers. The flower opens every morning and closes each night. It is the only plant that can fruit and flower at the same time.
In Buddhism, the lotus flower can represent many things. Different colors, stage of growth and where the flower grows can all represent different things. It is a symbol of purity, faithfulness and enlightenment.
According to the Buddhist, the lotus flower represents a symbol of fortune. The most literal meaning is the rise and bloom of enlightenment. Lotus flowers grow in muddy water. So the muddy water represents our enlightenment or correct path in life.
I mentioned that color is important and can represent different things according to Buddhism. White flowers refer to purity of mind and spirit. Blue flowers represent common sense. A red bloom refers to compassion and love. Representing the history of Buddha and the historical legends of the Buddha is the pink lotus flower. A purple flower represents mysticism and spirituality. A gold flower represents all achievement of all enlightenment.
A closed lotus flower represents the time before a Buddhist follower found enlightenment. A full bloom represents self-awareness and full enlightenment. The flower can represent rebirth. This could be an acceptance of Buddha, a change of ideas or the ability to see past wrongs.
I found this beautiful quote while doing my research that I would like to share with you here. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
"If you feel lost, disappointed, hesitant, or weak, return to yourself, to who you are, here and now and when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong." - Masaru Emoto, The Secret Life of Water
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