Saturday, July 7, 2012

The Blue Lotus, Nymphaea Caerulea

The lotus flower has it's roots in mud below water, grows up inside water, and has leaves and flower just above water surface. If it grows further up, the stem will not be able to hold weight and gets cut. It can't survive inside water either. Still, the flower or leaves never gets wet or spoiled by the surrounding water.
People from many cultures throughout history have valued Lotus flowers for a variety of reasons.

To the Chinese, the lotus flower is thought of as being like a gentleperson, who keeps themselves clean, alive and healthy in a dirty (dense) environment. Essentially the lotus flower represents creative power and purity amid adverse surroundings. It is also a symbol of the seventh month, summer. In China, there are many poems about the lotus flower, often describing how they come out of the dirty mud under the water and yet retain their pureness, freshness and beauty.
To the people of India the lotus flower signifies purity and peace, a representation of the Manifestation of God. Rising pure and unsullied above stagnant, muddy waters, the Indians have seen this flower as worthy of emulation, teaching them to be detached from material preoccupations.

The pond having the lotus flower is like samsara (the worldly matters)

So... we are like lotus. Lotus teaches us the art of living the life without getting touched by the troubles of samsara. It conveys message of detachment, but at the same time we can't escape from here just like lotus can't grow further above water.

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Pawansingh20 said...

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