Lotus Flower in Xian

One of my most carefree and untroubled moments during our China odyssey was sitting down and enjoying the peace and tranquility of the lotus pond at a park in Xian.  

Lotus Flower in Xian

A lotus flower is a symbol of purity which rises unsullied through muddy water. It is also one of the Eight Buddhist symbols of good fortune. 

Lotus Flower in Xian

Lotus flower has been used to indicate different meanings in different circumstances. In a relationship, it is normally used to mean being totally in love with someone and being forgetful of all that has happened in the past between you. It is also used in Asian religions especially in India to represent awakening to the spiritual reality of life.

Lotus Flower in Xian

In general, the lotus flower represents life and beauty. To Buddhist, it represents spiritual awakening and reality. In Japanese culture, the lotus flower is considered a sacred symbol. The lotus flower can represent enlightenment and purity.

Lotus Flower in Xian

The Lotus flower essentially represents the clarity of heart as well as the mind. It also represents strength, good luck, long life as well as honour and respect.

Lotus Flower in Xian