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Om Mani Padme Hum Hail To The Jewel In The Lotus
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Om Mani Padme Hum meaning Hail to the Jewel in the Lotus is the sacred mantra of the Tibetans .
In Egyptian mythology the lotus flower is a symbol of the sun, of creation and rebirth.
Sesen . . A Lotus Flower.
This is a symbol of the sun, of creation and rebirth.
Because at night the flower closes and sinks underwater, at dawn it rises and opens again.
According to one creation myth it was a giant lotus which first rose out of the watery chaos at the beginning of time.
From this giant lotus the sun itself rose on the first day.
A symbol of Upper Egypt .
The lotus flower played a prominent role in the version of the creation story that originated in Heliopolis.
Before the universe came into being, there was an infinite ocean of inert water which constituted the primeval being named Nun. Out of Nun emerged a lotus flower, together with a single mound of dry land. The lotus blossoms opened, and out stepped the self-created sun god, Atum, as a child .
The Lotus flower takes central stage in one of the Hindu creation stories featuring Vishnu.
In the story, Vishnu is asleep on the serpent of eternity in the cosmic ocean before there was heaven, earth or anything in between..
The goddess Lakshmi tends to him as he sleeps, then from the depths of the universe, the humming of Om awakens him... As the long night of eternity comes to an end.. a Lotus flower blossoms from Vishnu's naval..
On the Lotus sits Brahma..
Vishnu tells Brahma to create the world, which was to last 432,000 years.
In Hindu culture, Vishnu, Ganesh, and Lakshmi are each standing upon a pink lotus blossom.
In the Hindu belief system, the pink colouration is the highest colour, and is only awarded to the gods and goddesses that have achieved top standing.
The lotus is also a symbol of the centers of consciousness within the body (the chakra centers).
The highest chakra, known as the crown chakra or sahasrara chakra, is referred to as a thousand petaled lotus flower.
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August 14th, 2011
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