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This is the Hindu symbol for good Karma which is the cosmic principle according to which each person is rewarded or punished in one incarnation according to that person's deeds in the previous incarnation.


Aum is a universal mantra fit for all people and one not need the initiation of a master or guru to reap it's endless benefits. It must be understood that Aum is the underlying current permeating the universe, is prior to the gunas, the senses, the material world thus the mind and religious affiliation.


Anybody who has ever observed a lotus flower emerging from a murky pond cannot fail to see the beauty of this exquisite plant. The flower always looks so clean and pure against the background of the dirty pond. Because of this the lotus flower has come to be associated with purity and beauty in the religions of Buddhism and Hinduism respectively. The lotus has been a symbol of purity since before the time of the Buddha and it blooms profusely in Buddhist art and literature. Its roots are…