The Open Lotus: “ "You cannot grow Lotus Flowers on marble. You have to grow them on the mud. Without mud, you cannot have a Lotus Flower. Without suffering, you have no ways in order to learn how to be.
Weirdly this is the place my parents love to take my family when we visit then in Lancaster, I jus happened to see the caption after I noticed the flower:)) Original Caption: Pink Water Lily at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania
The Lotus flower is a metaphor for Buddhism, a metaphor for life. The muddy swamp is where the Lotus Flower blooms. Life's problems represent the mud, and from the mud, in stunning beauty, blooms the lotus
Water lilies by WeeLing wl. A plucked flower allows one to enjoy its beauty at their convienence, until it withers. An unplucked flower gives its beauty for everyone until it has served God's purpose. Let the flowers grow.