Anybody who has ever observed a lotus flower emerging from a murky pond cannot fail to see the beauty of this exquisite plant. The flower always looks so clean and pure against the background of the dirty pond. Because of this the lotus flower has come to
The blue Lotus flower has been steeped in symbolism since the time of the Egyptians, where it was used as a metaphor for re-birth. It also plays a key role in Buddhism where its color is thought to be associated with a victory of the spirit.
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.
A poster explaining the significance of the lotus flower in Buddhism. Essentially, we also have the ability to rise from the mud and bloom, just like the lotus. As the Vietnamese Thien (Zen) Buddhist monk once said, "No mud, no lotus.