What makes the lotus flower so special?

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The lotus flower is one of the most ancient and deepest symbols of our planet. The lotus flower grows in muddy water and rises above the surface to bloom with remarkable beauty. At night the flower closes and sinks underwater, at dawn it rises and opens again. Untouched by the impurity, lotus symbolizes the purity of heart and mind. The lotus flower represents long life, health, honor and good luck.

Macro White Lily by Planet-Misha LOTUS by daysy-laura :thumb89549719: Lotus Bloom by ryodark White Lotus by lunatofu :thumb91854830: Lotus by xMandyxMuffinx Lotus by MrWhiZZlEs-Wife Lotus by topangachick

Lotus 3 by zymcka Lotus flamboyancy by blair25 Fleur de Ren by Chat-Mall0ow Lotus by BruxaA Hana by HiroMatsumoto Lotus by unlableddarkheart Red Lotus by celtictreeoflife the lotus 2 by echengshi Lotus by Kwamatics Pink Lotus by NoxHighland:thumb111751341: Lotus by czakalwe Lotus by mnjul Lotus by bronze-fan Lotus by acid-rain-dancer Lotus Flower by chunkymonkey921 Reflected Lotus by xilinx:thumb99474097::thumb91742823::thumb100498286:

chiara by LFly Last Lotus by zymcka Lotus 2 by ayasuno Buddhist Lotus by hkma88 Lotus by Morrkedi my name is hope by Finvara :thumb98289501: night lotus by Rainskin Lotus by Li-Fong lotus 2 by altonova Lotus 1 by Moon-Fayth :thumb91148272:

The roots of a lotus are in the mud, the stem grows up through the water, and the heavily scented flower lies pristinely above the water, basking in the sunlight. This pattern of growth signifies the progress of the soul from the primeval mud of materialism, through the waters of experience, and into the bright sunshine of enlightenment.


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I looooove lotus! (L)
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Great article :D