Out of mud to stand
Tall and pure
Understand then, why 'tis
So sacred to the East!
The lotus rises through the murky waters of ponds and lakes yet, when it blooms, it floats upon the surface, its petals shining and untainted by the mud from which it emerged. In the scriptural language and sacred poetry of Hinduism and Buddhism, the lotus perfectly embodies the soul, rising up through the murkiness of worldly experience until it reaches the surface of the spiritual realm and blooms, vibrant and pure, free from all taint and attachment.
This beauty bloomed in our lotus pond last summer! I cannot wait to see the gorgeous blooms this year!
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