lotus flower meaning

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.

The lotus is symbolic of purity of the body, speech, and mind as while rooted in the mud, its flowers blossom on long stalks as if floating above the muddy waters of attachment and desire. It is also symbolic of detachment as drops of water easily slide off its petals.

Star Wars: Obsession comics

Just a few comments:

 - Anakin wears a blue robe (which suits his eyes)

 - They are having a walk near lotus flowers. And Padme’s name means “lotus“ - a flower very beautiful, but the one that dies young

 - R2 is like a faithful pet that follows them everywhere

 - Anakin puts too much faith in Palpatine

Hanakotoba in RWBY

We’ve had two very significant flowers in this weeks episode. Namely the Kuchinashi (gardenia) and the Kuroyuri (basically a black lily)

Many are now searching for their meaning and possible hints for the next episode in those flowers and I felt like I should put this together as a bit of an over view and what my theory is. 

Note: I think it is important to point out that RWBY also plays heavily into colour symbolism so I will get into that as well. 

First the Kuchinashi:

In Hanakotoba it means “Secret Love”. It’s primarily white with a yellow center. Kuchinashi can also be translated as “no mouth”, or more loosely “unspoken”. 

Knowing RT the next episode will be focused on romance, probably sinking one ship and supporting another. For this, keep the colouring in mind. 

Ren and Nora are headed that way.

Then Kuroyuri:

In Hanakotoba this flower means “Love, Curse”. It’s a lily but unlike the more widely known white lily it’s purple with a yellow and green center. 

Jaune, Ruby and Qrow are headed this was.

As I said, Chapter 10 will probably focus on romance, so again I find the choice of flower interesting. Not even just for the names but for the colours as well.

I would also like to point out that Ren’s motive is the Lotus. In Hanakotoba this flower means “far from the one he loves” and also symbolizes Purity and Chastity. The first is most important for this.

First, Kuchinashi. We know for a fact that there is one secret love in this team, namely Nora’s crush on Ren. It’s been around since Volume 1 and has fueled an incredibly popular ship in the FNDM. Only, Nora’s oh so secret love isn’t particularly secret anymore. Even someone as oblivious as Jaune has picked up on it. So I don’t think it’s actually about her, but about Ren. Again, note the colour of the gardenia.

Kuroyuri is also an interesting one because “curse” can and probably does in a way reference Qrow and his Misfortune Semblance. He brings those around him bad luck so it wouldn’t be strange if he views himself as a curse. And that this “curse” could have some bad consequences for Ruby and Jaune. 

It could also reference Jaune and how he views his loss of Pyrrha. He finally found someone who believes in him, who supports him, who loves him for who he is and as soon as he realizes this…she dies. This must feel like a curse to him. Not to mention that Weiss, who he had a crush on first, a) rejected him repeatedly and b) was taken away around the same time Pyrrha died. Double whammy.

But at the same time Kuroyuri also means “Love”. And again, keep the colour in mind. 

So, in Chapter 9 Team RNJR separate, which sets up a whole new story line with these two groups. A story line, if I wrote it, that would combine all three flowers mentioned here. The gardenia, the black lily, and the lotus. 

Ren is on his way to a village named after the gardenia, which symbolizes “Secret Love” and is white with yellow. Jaune is represented by white and yellow.

Jaune is on his way to a village named after the black lily, which symbolizes “Love” as well as “Curse”. Jaune’s love live appears pretty damn cursed. The Kuroyuri is purple with a touch of green. Ren’s eye and hair colour has been toned down to a more purplish hue than the former bright pink and he wears green. (Note, purple could also reference Tyrian showing back up because his venom is purple but it doesn’t mean this is mutually exclusive. Would actually make for nice drama)

Ren’s name is derived from the lotus, which means “far from the one he loves”. He ain’t far from Nora at all. 

In short, unless RT is fucking with a real bad or just didn’t think their usage of flower through, Martial Arcs seems to be gearing up towards possibly becoming canon. 

What’s in a (Tokyo Ghoul character’s) name? PT.2

Seeing as many people seemed to like PT.1, I have returned with a second batch of uncovered hidden meanings in Tokyo Ghoul character’s names. Also, I’ve been particularly busy lately, so this is a quick thing I can do to make you all happy (it’s a little shorter this time around though). I’ll be unpacking the names of some characters that have recently been in chapters to keep things relevant. Let’s begin!

Amon Koutarou - 亜門 鋼太朗
亜 - This one doesn’t make too much sense (to me at least), but when read as “a” in “Amon”, it is used to indicate low oxidation state (like adding sub-, -ous or –ite to elements in English to achieve the same effect).
門 - When read as the “mon” in “Amon”, it may mean gate, branch of learning based on the teachings of a single master or division.
鋼 - Means “steel”.
太 - When read as “ta”, it is used in words such as sun, solar, drum and wife.
朗 - May mean reading aloud/recitation, good news, bright/clear/cheerful, fair/fine/serene.

Arima Kishou  - 有馬 貴将
有 - May mean possess, have, exist, happen, occur or approx.
馬 - May mean horse/promoted bishop when read as “ma” from “Arima” in words.
貴 - When read as “ki” from “Kishou”, this kanji may be used as an honourific/familiar suffix. It can also mean precious/valuable.
将 - When read as “shou”, this kanji may represent a commander/general/leader.

Kirishima Ayato -霧嶋 絢都
霧 - When read as “kiri”, this can be read as “fog”, “mist” or “spray”
嶋 - Can be “island”, “territory” (for illegal gangs, prostitutes, etc.) or “turf”.
絢 - Means gorgeous, brilliant, dazzling, gaudy, flowery (speech) or colourful pattern/brilliant fabric design.
都 - When read as “to” in “Ayato”, it means metropolitan/municipal.

Fueguchi Hinami -笛口 雛実
笛 - When read as “fue” in “Fueguchi”, this kanji may mean flute, fife, pipe, recorder, shakuhachi, clarinet or whistle.
口 - Means mouth.
- May mean young bird, chick, hina doll, doll displayed during the Girls’ Festival, green, immature or juvenile.
実 - When read as “mi”, this kanji may mean fruit, nut, seed, (in broth) pieces of meat, vegetable, content or substance.

Yomo Renji -四方 蓮示
四 - Means the number four.
方 - May mean direction, person or alternative.
蓮 - Means lotus (the lotus flower).
示 - May mean show, indicate, point out, express or display.

I’ll write a separate third piece for the past and present Quinx soon, so watch out for that if you’re interested. If you have anything to add, want to ask a question or just talk to me about anything Tokyo Ghoul/:re related, feel free to do so any time.

Thanks for reading!

anonymous asked:

Hii, do you have a tag or master post about Ziam tattoos? I'm starting looking into them and I was wondering is they have some related to each other? thanks

Hi!  I don’t have a post, although I’m positive someone has made one.  I do know:

  • Zayn’s wolf also has a feather and Liam got feathers all along his right forearm as well, so feathers seem to be a common motif with those 2 specifically
  • Liam also got a skull tattooed on his arm, Zayn has 3 skulls, 1 similarly realistic one on the same arm

That’s what I can think of off the top of my head with a little research thrown in. You can view all the tattoos I’m talking about here.

anonymous asked:

Hi. Do you know any boy names that mean flower? I have a character that works in his families flower shop but I wanted his name to be related to his work

Hi! My ultimate source for all things related to naming characters is 20000-names.com.

It categorizes names by gender, heritage, and meaning. You can find pretty much everything you need on there!



CHRYSANTHOS (Χρύσανθος): Greek name composed of the elements chrysos “gold” and anthemon “a flower,” hence “golden flower.”
CHRYSANTHUS: Latin form of Greek Chrysanthos, meaning “golden flower.”
CHUSI: Native American Hopi name meaning “snake flower.”
COAXOCH: Nahuatl name meaning “serpent flower.”
FLORENCE: English and French form of Latin Florentius, meaning “blossoming.” Compare with another form of Florence.
FLORENCIO: Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Florentius, meaning “blossoming.”
FLORENTIN: French form of Latin Florentius, meaning “blossoming.”
FLORENTINO: Italian form of Latin Florentius, meaning “blossoming.”
FLORENTIUS: Latin name derived from the word florens, meaning “blossoming.”
FLORENTIY (Флорентий): Russian form of Latin Florentius, meaning “blossoming.”
FLORENZ: German form of Latin Florentius, meaning “blossoming.”
FLORIAN: Short form of Roman Latin Florianus, meaning “flower.”
FLORIANO: Italian form of Roman Latin Florian, meaning “flower.”
FLORIANUS: Roman name derived from Latin flos, meaning “flower.”
FLORIN: Romanian form of Roman Latin Florian, meaning “flower.”
FLORIS: Dutch form of Latin Florentius, meaning “blossoming.”
FU-HUA: Chinese compound name composed of the names Fu “lotus” or “wealthy” and Hua “flower” or “magnificent.”
GENTI: Albanian name derived from Latin Gentius, meaning “gentian flower” or “(well)-born.”
GENTIUS: Latin name of the last king of the Illyrians, meaning “gentian flower” or “(well)-born.”
GIACINTO: Italian form of Latin Hyacinthus, meaning “hyacinth flower.”
GÜL (گل): Turkish name meaning “rose.”
GÜLBAHAR: Turkish form of Persian Gulbahar, meaning “spring rose.”
GULBAHAR (گلبهار): Persian name meaning “spring rose.”
GWRI: Welsh myth name of Teyrnon’s adopted son, “Gwri of the golden hair,” who grew to full adulthood in seven years, meaning “bloom.”
HYACINTHUS: Latin form of Greek Hyakinthos, meaning “hyacinth flower.” In Greek mythology, this is the name of a youth loved by Apollo who accidentally killed him, after which the hyacinth flower sprouted from his blood.
HYAKINTHOS (Ὑάκινθος): Greek name meaning “hyacinth flower.” In Greek mythology, this is the name of a youth loved by Apollo who accidentally killed him, after which the hyacinth flower sprouted from his blood.
JACEK: Modern form of Polish Jacenty, meaning “hyacinth flower.”
JACENTY: Polish form of Greek Hyakinthos, meaning “hyacinth flower.”
JACINTHUS: Variant spelling of Latin Hyacinthus, meaning “hyacinth flower.”
JACINTO: Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Jacinthus, meaning “hyacinth flower.”
ADONIS (Άδωνις): Greek name derived from Hebrew Adonai, meaning “my lord.” In mythology, this is the name of a beautiful youth who was loved by Aphrodite. He was killed while hunting a boar and the anemone flower sprang from his blood.
ARAVINDA (अरविन्द): Hindi name meaning “lotus.”
CELYN: Welsh name meaning “holly.”
CVETKO (Цветко): Slovene name derived from the Slavic word cvet, meaning “blossom.”
FIORENZO: Italian form of Latin Florentius, meaning “blossoming.”
HEADLEY: Variant spelling of English Hedley, meaning “heather field.”
HEDLEY: English surname transferred to forename use, composed of the Old English elements hæð “heather” and leah “clearing, field,” hence “heather field” or “heather meadow.”
HRAVART: Armenian name meaning “burning rose.”
JASMIN: Bosnian form of Arabic Yasmin, meaning “jasmine flower,” a plant in the olive family. Compare with feminine Jasmin.
KUNAL (कुणाल): Hindi name meaning “lotus flower.”
LULEZIM: Albanian name meaning “blooming; flowering.”
MUKUL (মুকুল): Hindi name meaning “blossom, bud.”
NARCISSUS: Latin form of Greek Narkissos, possibly meaning “numbness; sleep.” In mythology, this is the name of a vain youth who fell in love with his own reflection and eventually was turned into a kind of lily or daffodil flower known as the narkissos.
NARKISSOS (Νάρκισσος): Greek name possibly derived from the word narke, meaning “numbness; sleep.” In mythology, this is the name of a vain youth who fell in love with his own reflection and eventually was turned into a kind of lily or daffodil flower known as the narkissos.
NERGIS: Turkish name meaning “daffodil.”
RAJEEV (राजीव): Variant spelling of Hindi Rajiv, a name for a “lotus flower,” derived from the Sanskrit word rajiv, meaning “striped.”
RAJIV (राजीव): Hindi name for a “lotus flower,” derived from the Sanskrit word rajiv, meaning “striped.”
REN (蓮): Japanese name meaning “water lily.”
ROOSEVELT: Dutch surname transferred to forename use, composed of the elements roose “roses” and velt “open country,” hence “field of roses.”
SHELDON: English surname transferred to forename use, from the name of a place in Derbyshire which was recorded in the Domesday Book as Scelhadun, composed of Old English scylf “shelf” and the place name Haddon (from hæð “heathland, heather, wasteland” + dun “hill”), hence “steep-sided heather hill.”
THALES (Θαλής): Greek name meaning “blossom.”
TSVETAN (Цветан): Bulgarian name meaning “flower.”
TXILAR: Basque name meaning “heather.”
VARTAN: Armenian name meaning “giver of roses.”
VARTERES: Armenian name meaning “rose-face.”
VIRÁG: Hungarian name meaning “flower.”
XOCHIPEPE: Nahuatl name meaning “flower-gatherer.”
XOCHIPILLI: Aztec myth name of a god of love, music, and flowers, meaning “flower prince.”
ZAHIR (ظهير): Arabic name meaning “shining; blossoming.”
ZAHUR: Egyptian name meaning “flower.”

You could also get creative and repurpose other names. For example, Heather is a flower-related name. So you could make it into Heath. (I also noticed that it was suggested on the Nameberry page, so I must be on the right track.)

Here are a couple of other resources–don’t be afraid to use baby-name sites!



Lionel Messi, wearing a short sleeved T-shirt in Tuesday’s press conference, revealed his new tattoo in all its splendour. His right arm has previously been hidden by the undershirts he wears, but the increases in temperature have revealed more of his new design.

“ Messi’s right elbow tattoo isn’t done. It’s a window to symbolize La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. He can play where he wants but loves Barcelona. When talking to him, you can tell he’s proud of where he is. Messi wants a watch tattoo to symbolize time and a Lotus flower for its meaning.”- Roberto López ( tattoo artist) “

dziadzi  asked:

What the lotus flowers mean to Buddhist? ( sorry for bad english) love ur blog xx

The lotus flower is very symbolic. It represents fortune, purification, faithfulness, and rebirth. It grows in muddy water and blooms into this beautiful, bright flower. You are the lotus flower. You are born and grow in the mud, which represents suffering, which is necessary for our growth and experience and makes us stronger so you can one day bloom and break free through the mud. xx