Renewal: The Divine Lotus
Lotus flowers are considered sacred within Hindu and Buddhist beliefs and are associated with renewal. The spiritual symbolism of the lotus is that it only grows in murky waters and it rises through the water to flower. At night the lotus flower closes and goes underwater only to rise up, renewed, at dawn.
Gautama Buddha: “As a lotus flower is born in water, grows in water and rises out of water to stand above it unsoiled, so I, born in the world, raised in the world having overcome the world, live unsoiled by the world”.
This a response to the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Renewal