Welcome to the transformative world of Lotus Meditation. The lotus blooms from murky waters. This meditation empowers you to rise above life’s challenges. Discover inner serenity. We embark on a journey of self-discovery through the symbolism of the lotus flower. This journey involves transcending adversity to attain purity and enlightenment. Join us in the tranquil embrace of the lotus, as we explore the depths of our own potential and inner peace. Embark on a transformative journey through the art of Lotus Meditation, finding inner serenity and enlightenment.
(Buddhist value: Like a lotus flower that grows out of the mud and blossoms above the muddy water surface, we can rise above our defilements and sufferings of life)
Picture yourself as a lotus seed, initially concealed beneath the murky waters of a lotus pond. Moreover, there is mud all around you, and you can feel it clearly. Furthermore, above this muddy pool of dirt, mud, and filth, you will find the warmth of sunshine and the refreshing touch of air. Nonetheless, you do not feel disheartened as you initiate your journey towards the surface. With a determined heart, you begin to wiggle in the earth.
You grow roots deep, deep into the mud. Simultaneously, your little stem grows up slowly. Then, “pop,” you emerge from the mud! Consequently, your stem grows higher and higher, becoming taller and taller. You rise up slowly, fighting against the muddy water. All of a sudden, you are out of the muddy pond! You reach up towards the warm sun, shining down on you. Your lotus bud begins to grow on top of your stem. It expands and grows larger and larger, finally bursting into full bloom. A white lotus flower.
You stand beautifully above the muddy water, not dirt ied by the mud from which you grow. You are white, fragrant and beautiful. Everyone who saw you marvelled at your beauty! Your determination to grow out of the muddy pond reminds them of the Buddha and his journey towards Enlightenment. The Buddha, like a lotus, is determined to grow out of the muddy surround ings, that is the defilements and sufferings of life.
He has done all that is to be done and he is show ing us that we can all do it too. We may have defilements but we all have the potential of grow ing out of our defilements and achieving wisdom, like the Buddha. As a white lotus, your role is to inspire people to transcend suffering, just like you rise above muddy water untouched by mud.