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Friday, 7 June 2013
Symbolism of the Lotus
The lotus is a symbol of purity, the spotless heart of a divine birth. This is why the Buddha sits on a lotus in bloom, usually pink in colour.
The lotus sprouts in muddy water, emerging from the primeval mud of materialism, through the waters of experience and into the bright sunshine of enlightenment. According to the Lalitavistara, "the spirit of the best of men is spotless, like the lotus in the muddy water which does not adhere to it."