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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.

The second meaning, which is related to the first is purification. It resembles the purifying of the spirit which is born into murkiness.

The third meaning refers to faithfulness. Those who are working to rise above the muddy waters will need to be faithful followers.

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25 thoughts on “Lotus

  1. litebeing says:

    Lovely! I like the new 3 image format.

  2. Milagros says:

    Reblogged this on miracles… happen.

  3. Renard Moreau says:

    [ Smiles ] Thank you for sharing this, Sindy.

  4. Aquileana says:

    Truly beautiful Sin!… By the way… I nominated you for a Drum Beat Award Please check it out here: https://aquileana.wordpress.com/2015/01/02/%E2%96%BAgreek-mythology-the-sirens-muses-of-the-lower-world/ Best wishes for 2015, Aquileana 😀

  5. I love the pictures, Sindy, especially the second one. The colours are beautiful and serene. I also love the symbolism of the lotus – a great way to start 2015!

  6. Thank you for sharing Sindy… and such a Wonderful link… Enjoy your weekend.. Love and Blessings

    Oh and I am so so pleased Aquileana has passed on the award.. I had to start the ball rolling with those who had given me awards in 2014.. As there are so many I know if I chose could be disappointed.. So I am Thrilled she passed it along to you.. I couldn’t be Happier.. 🙂
    Hugs xxx Sue

  7. Earth Angel says:

    Love love love this post, as rising out of murky water resonates so with my path, Seeing your light my friend. How is the college world these days? Thinking of you as we link in the light Heart to heart Robyn

    • Fall semester was busy, busy, I made A’s in all three English classes and a C in Math. I start back to school on the 19th and have a harder still Algebra that will take a lot of study and effort, so please keep me in your prayers.that I have the determination and tenacity to succeed. ❤

      • Earth Angel says:

        Your gifts are shining Bright my friend and yes I already see your success. Remembering one breath at a time and soon you will say I did it! You are ver very bright Sindy In more ways than one! I too had tless interest in math, yet it was enough to get me to what I really loved. You are an English artist my friend, I feel your passion in your writing! So it is already manifested, I truly “see” it! Heart to heart Robyn. Keep us all updated if possible as I would love to hear about your work in your classes!

      • Here is my academia.edu page with my English essays from last semester.


      • Earth Angel says:

        OMG just saw this!!! looking forward to reading! Gosh its always a bummer I seem to miss comments, Visiters from Canada are here in Maui, kinda like school for you busy!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

      • Hey Girl. lol I have no expectations of anyone reading my essays. Enjoy your company. School starts next week and I am already stressed thinking about math.

      • Earth Angel says:

        You know what YOU ARE SO SMART…just KNOW you will do fine, It is difficult to go into a subject that may not make our heart sing, yet I really SEE you successful! I love you girl! I followed the essays and I ended up on a website with all the others in your department. I think I was following FB by mistake. I want to read them….so I am going back in for success. Glad you had some time off!

      • Robyn you are SO supportive. I want to give you the biggest hug. Academic.edu is such a cool website. OMG I have been exposed to so much there. I love your vision. 😀 Instead of reading mine you should read this one. lol Although mine are a bit easier.


        ❤ ❤ ❤

      • Earth Angel says:

        I am checking out both!. Whenever you seem to get caught in the anxiety of academia, go to the place inside where you rest in your breath! You are truly gifted my friend!. Keep me up to date on how you are doing! I love hearing from you! Much love Robyn!

      • I will Robyn. Thanks friend. ❤ Good advice. 😀

      • Oh but thank you so much for that encouraging and supportive comment. You made my day Robyn. ❤


      • Earth Angel says:

        You have touched my heart big Sindy! Your welcome!

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