The lotus flower symbolizes rising from a dark place into beauty and rebirth, as this is exactly how a lotus flower grows. Lotus flowers grow directly out of muddy and murky waters and produce beautiful white and pink blossoms. Lotus flowers are often referred to in Buddhist studies and they are a symbol of strength among adversity.Continue Reading
Buddhist studies use the lotus flower in guided meditations. The meditation instructs practitioners to imagine themselves as a tiny lotus seed that is deeply buried in the mud. While the mud is dirty and uncomfortable, the seed's journey is to move calmly through the darkness and into the light. Once the seed completes the journey, it blossoms into the next stage of life. The lotus symbolizes growth and determination.
The lotus flower is a popular design for tattoos and art, as it is a daily reminder that perseverance and inner strength results in light and beauty. The lotus position is a common yoga pose in which the student sits in a cross legged position, relaxed and still. Lotus flowers are white to pink in color, and they give off a pleasant fragrance. The lotus is also a prominent symbol in Hindu mythology, and it is also known as the white water lily.Learn more about Buddhism
A lily of the valley tattoo symbolizes love, and it is the flower of the second wedding anniversary. The lily of the valley is also a sign of humility and devotion.Full Answer >
In Buddhism, parinirvana is the final nirvana, the release of the enlightened soul from the cycle of rebirth. The written account of Buddha's parinirvana is one of the most studied texts on life of Siddhartha Guatama. Parinirvana Day is the commemoration of Buddha's death.Full Answer >
The exact symbolic meaning of a lotus flower may depend on cultural and aesthetic context. For example, in Buddhist traditions, lotus flowers can symbolize purity, love and enlightenment, while Hindus may see the flower as a symbol of gods and goddesses, such as Lakshmi. Hindu traditions may also use the lotus flower as a symbol of divine beauty.Full Answer >
The founder of Buddhism was Siddhartha Gautama,Â also referred to as Buddha Shakyamuni, who was a royal prince in a place called Lumbini. It is claimed that the suffering he witnessed on Earth made him to retreat to the forest to meditate with the intention of finding solutions.Full Answer >