Do you know the story of the Lotus blossom? It’s a pretty fascinating story of growth. Each Lotus flower starts in the mud and muck and literally blooms without a speck of dirt on it.
“No mud, no Lotus.” Stop for just a minute and think about what that means?
The Lotus flower always looks so clean and pure against the background of the dirty pond.
Because of this the lotus flower has come to be associated with purity and beauty in the religions of Buddhism and Hinduism respectively; the ancient Egyptians scholars observed that in the night-time the lotus closed its flowers and sank into the water, and came up with a different association with the flower related to rebirth and the Sun; in actual fact the Lotus slowly emerges from a pond over a three day period and then blooms in the morning until mid-afternoon.
The lotus flower represents one symbol of fortune in Buddhism. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower’s first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.
The second meaning, which is related to the first is purification. It resembles the purifying of the spirit which is born into murkiness. The third meaning refers to faithfulness. Those who are working to rise above the muddy waters will need to be faithful followers.
Our lives are like the Lotus flower. All humans are born in a world where there is suffering. This suffering is a vital part of the human experience; it makes us stronger and teaches us to choose the right path over the easy one.
As the lotus is pure in the water, so the soul is also pure.
Beyond my Lotus Flower Mandala there is always a meaning. The eight-petaled lotus flower mandala means cosmic harmony,fertility, prosperity, spirituality, and eternity. The eight petals of the lotus correspond to the Noble Eightfold Path of the Good Law.
The Yin Yang in the center of the Lotus is you—it’s me—it’s everyone: balance of the two energies, and as such it is a very harmonising symbol.
From my heart I wish you what the lotus flower mandala represents " long Life, Health, purity and and spiritual awakening.
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.