Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Day 52 - Lotus Blossom

The Lotus is probably my favorite flower. It is unique as it gives fruit or seed at the same time it flowers. It is because of this simultaneous "cause and effect" that Buddha used it as a symbol for the Lotus Sutra. It is one of the main messages, that the instant a prayer is offered up, the effect is registered in our lives. Mud, from which the Lotus grows, does not cling to it's leaves. It stays pristine. Out of the mud (our problems) the blossom grows (the power we have is revealed to us).
While visiting RI, we pass a small area off the side of the road where these beauties grow. We alway stop to look and drink in their beauty and take pictures. this is from one of the pictures I took.

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