A poster explaining the significance of the lotus flower in Buddhism. Essentially, we also have the ability to rise from the mud and bloom, just like the lotus. As the Vietnamese Thien (Zen) Buddhist monk once said, "No mud, no lotus.
This lotus drawing is the exact shape I want for my lotus tattoo. I love the complexity and the fullness in the petals as a line drawing. It's been hard finding a lotus with vertical symmetry. This with an om in the front center petal would be perfect.
Buddhist Lotus Flower (Padma) According to Buddhist principles, the heart of a person who has not attained enlightenment is the embodiement of a lotus that has not blossomed yet. Once enlightenment has been reached their heart becomes a lotus in bloom.