Posted by: Hereandthere40 | March 22, 2012

What Do the Different Colored Lotuses Represent?

What does the lotus represent? 

In eastern philosophy the lotus flower represents the most profound characteristics of the existence of man.  It represents all that man desires to achieve; it is the metaphysical representation of the heights of human consciousness. The lotus is the one flower that is surrounded with an aura of mysticism. It is considered sacred in many cultures and religions. The lotus is regarded special and has spiritual connotations in countries like India, Nepal, Egypt and Japan. Religions like Hinduism and Buddhism hold the lotus in the highest regard.

What do the Colored loti represent?

White Lotus:  Purity and divine birth, the heart of man is like an unopened lotus; when one embraces the virtues of higher consciousness, then the heart opens like the lotus–clean and beautiful.

Red lotus: Represents love and compassion.

Blue Lotus:  Victory of the spirit over the senses, of intelligence and wisdom, and of knowledge. It is always represented as a partially opened bud, and (unlike the red lotus) its center is never seen.

Purple lotus: This is the mystical lotus, represented only in images belonging to a few esoteric sects. The flowers may be in full bloom and reveal their heart, or in a bud. They may be supported by a simple stem, a triple stem, or a quintuple stem. The eight petals represent the Noble Eightfold Path.

Pink Lotus: This is the supreme lotus, generally reserved for god, or the divine, it is sometimes confused with the white lotus.

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