Lotus – a symbol of divine beauty unaffected by sin

Lotus holds a special position in Hinduisum and couple of cultures. Lotus is said to be the flower loved by Vishu and Lakshmi. A bloomed lotus is said to be uncovering the creator God Bhrama. It is also symbolized as expansion of the soul.

As a child I use to wonder what makes a Lotus flower, a flower loved by God when there are lots of spieces of flowers on earth. Is it merely beauty that would make lotus a loved flower? I use to ask my elders all such questions.
Now, I can relate why Lotus is a special flower. With this post I would like to share my reason for Lotus being a special flower.

Lotus grow in a mudy area, which will not be a solid land, nor it will be complete water. It would be a mixture of both. So a lotus will have roots in earth and grow through water, which are two essential elements of nature (referred as 5 mahabhuta in literature) and body.
It have a long stem coming out of water. This is the stem where the lotus would bloom. The flower bloom outside the water, in air. If a drop of water falls on the leaf or petal of lotus,it will easily slide off. The perfect example of detachment. The combination of elements earth (mud), air, fire (sun light) and water. It seems to teach us to learn about our spiritual base and grow ourselves in the path of salvation.

Keeping the preaching of salvation or purpose of life aside, we can still implement the preaching of lotus in our day to day activities. We can perform all our duties without getting attached to it. We are asked to perform our duties and not to think about the result. Logically, if you would have performed all our duties with heart without attachment, you will get the best result. All such duties performed without attachment becomes automatically free from all sin and is immediately rewarded by God.

The lesson of purity learnt from lotus can also be implemented on speech, body and mind. Never speak anything bad or against the wellfare of others. Keep your thoughts clean for others. I could say this now, even if the person has done worst to you, honestly they would have only done good to you. A person doing bad to you is chosen by God. They have the courage to be bad with you to teach you some lesson, to bring you near to your spiritual goal. The more you will clean your heart, mind and speech the more you will feel happy and some day for sure you will be blessed by God.

 

Lotus holds a special position in Hinduisum and couple of cultures. Lotus is said to be the flower loved by Vishu and Lakshmi. A bloomed lotus is said to be uncovering the creator God Bhrama. It is also symbolized as expansion of the soul.

As a child I use to wonder what makes a Lotus flower, a flower loved by God when there are lots of spieces of flowers on earth. Is it merely beauty that would make lotus a loved flower? I use to ask my elders all such questions.
Now, I can relate why Lotus is a special flower. With this post I would like to share my reason for Lotus being a special flower.

Lotus grow in a mudy area, which will not be a solid land, nor it will be complete water. It would be a mixture of both. So a lotus will have roots in earth and grow through water, which are two essential elements of nature (referred as 5 mahabhuta in literature) and body.
It have a long stem coming out of water. This is the stem where the lotus would bloom.

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