Here are my Lotus tattoo designs! 🌸These flowers are particularly fascinating and outstandingly beautiful flowers with so many interesting and touching meanings in Buddhism.
The lotus flower represents one symbol of fortune in Buddhism. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flowers first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment. A white lotus flower refers to purity of the mind and the spirit. The mud represents an importance in the meaning of the lotus flower in Buddhism. All humans are born in a world where there is suffering. This suffering is a vital part of the human experience; it makes us stronger and teaches us to resist the temptation of evil. When we banish evil thoughts form our mind we are able to break free of the muddy water and become one with the Buddha.
Finally, the lotus flower represents rebirth, both in a figurative and a literal sense. The rebirth can be a change of ideas, an acceptance of Buddha where there once was none, the dawn after one’s darkest day, a renaissance of beliefs or the ability to see past wrongs.