Comment, Like, & Favorite
Tender Morning With Lotus
Photograph - Photography
Lotus Flower Meaning
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 be associated with purity and beauty in the religions of Buddhism and Hinduism respectively; the ancient Egyptians scholars observed that in the night-time the lotus closed its flowers and sank into the water, and came up with a different association with the flower related to rebirth and the Sun; in actual fact the Lotus slowly emerges from a pond over a three day period and then blooms in the morning until mid-afternoon.
In Buddhism the lotus is known to be associated with purity, spiritual awakening and faithfulness. The flower is considered pure as it is able to emerge from murky waters in the morning and be perfectly clean. Therefore in common with Egyptian mythology the lotus is seen as a sign of rebirth, but additionally it is associated with purity. The breaking of the surface every morning is also suggestive of desire, this leads to it being associated with spiritual enlightenment.
December 10th, 2012
Viewed 113 Times - Last Visitor from Montreal, Quebec - Canada on 07/19/2014 at 5:10 PM
copy and paste to your website / blog - preview
mauritius framed prints, tropical islands framed prints, lotus framed prints, flower framed prints, nature framed prints, botanical garden framed prints, pamplemousses botanical garden framed prints, graceful lotus framed prints, pink lotus framed prints, lotuses framed prints, beautiful lotus framed prints, buddhism framed prints, exotic framed prints, floral framed prints, tropical framed prints, leaf framed prints, leaves framed prints, zen framed prints, tranquility framed prints, yoga framed prints, interior detail framed prints, light framed prints, summer framed prints, vacations framed prints, national park framed prints, mauritius greeting cards, tropical islands greeting cards, lotus greeting cards, flower greeting cards, nature greeting cards, botanical garden greeting cards, pamplemousses botanical garden greeting cards, graceful lotus greeting cards, pink lotus greeting cards, lotuses greeting cards, beautiful lotus greeting cards, buddhism greeting cards, exotic greeting cards, floral greeting cards, tropical greeting cards, leaf greeting cards, leaves greeting cards, zen greeting cards, tranquility greeting cards, yoga greeting cards, interior detail greeting cards, light greeting cards, summer greeting cards, vacations greeting cards, national park greeting cards, mauritius prints, tropical islands prints, lotus prints, flower prints, nature prints, botanical garden prints, pamplemousses botanical garden prints, graceful lotus prints, pink lotus prints, lotuses prints, beautiful lotus prints, buddhism prints, exotic prints, floral prints, tropical prints, leaf prints, leaves prints, zen prints, tranquility prints, yoga prints, interior detail prints, light prints, summer prints, vacations prints, national park prints, mauritius posters, tropical islands posters, lotus posters, flower posters, nature posters, botanical garden posters, pamplemousses botanical garden posters, graceful lotus posters, pink lotus posters, lotuses posters, beautiful lotus posters, buddhism posters, exotic posters, floral posters, tropical posters, leaf posters, leaves posters, zen posters, tranquility posters, yoga posters, interior detail posters, light posters, summer posters, vacations posters, national park posters