Lotus in varities...

The color of the lotus has an important bearing on the symbology associated with it:

  • White Lotus (Skt. pundarika; Tib. pad ma dkar po): This represents the state of spiritual perfection and total mental purity (bodhi). It is associated with the White Tara and proclaims her perfect nature, a quality which is reinforced by the color of her body.
  • Pink Lotus (Skt. padma; Tib. pad ma dmar po): This the supreme lotus, generally reserved for the highest deity. Thus naturally it is associated with the Great Buddha himself.

  • Red Lotus (Skt. kamala; Tib: pad ma chu skyes): This signifies the original nature and purity of the heart (hrdya). It is the lotus of love, compassion, passion and all other qualities of the heart. It is the flower of Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva of compassion.
  • Blue Lotus (Skt. utpala; Tib. ut pa la): This is a symbol of the victory of the spirit over the senses, and signifies the wisdom of knowledge. Not surprisingly, it is the preferred flower of Manjushri, the bodhisattva of wisdom.
Lotus is very symbolic thru divine value, why don't we just be like the lotus. As we are living in this materialistic world, let's just abstain ourselves from the mud of materialism and head towards divinity & enlightenment...towards a peaceful world..a heaven..

p.s:once again pic & info on this posting is derived from other online resources, credits to those who own them.thanks


Zakiah Mohd Saad said...

akak suka yang White Lotus....nice!!nampak bersih dan suci....

venus66 said...

Hi, you have a nice blog. I love lotus too. Very divine.

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