Lotus flower

The lotus flower is widely seen and used in Hinduism and Buddhism. In these cultures it is a sacred flower that symbolizes purity, purity, your beauty, inner growth and the connection with the universe.

What is the symbolic meaning of the lotus flower?

This symbolic meaning is the 'growth towards enlightenment' and will mainly arise from the growth process of the flower. The lotus flower settles in the mud under water and then grows very powerfully towards the light, after which we can observe a beautiful flower on the water.

We can also go through this process as humans, see the mud as ignorance and suffering and as you grow you become wiser and once enlightenment is achieved, you shine just like that beautiful lotus flower.

Another story doing the rounds is that Buddha was born from the lotus flower. This would also be the reason why Buddha is often depicted with or on a buddha lotus flower.