Lotus has always been the symbol of spiritual maturity.
There are many flowers that have a greater brilliance than the LOTUS, then why is it that LOTUS is used as the symbol of spiritual maturity?
- Nothing sticks to the LOTUS, not even water can stay on the petals of the LOTUS
- A LOTUS has the ability to grow in the murkiest of the waters, signifying that the path of spiritual growth is available to anyone irrespective of the color of their past.
- The LOTUS seed is the hardest seed of all the flowers, the path of spiritual growth is akin to that of the LOTUS seed blossoming into a flower that signifies purity and freedom.
- The stem of the LOTUS has a minimum of 8-9 holes, these represent the energy pathways within the human vertebrae i.e., energy centers (Chakras), only when all the energy centers are fully open and balanced does the LOTUS flower blossom which akin to the blossoming of the Sahasrara chakra of an Individual.
- The LOTUS flower is the symbol of LOVE between Lord Vishnu the organizer of the material universe and goddess Lakshmi the material energy that powers the material universe, thus symbolically the LOTUS flower is the Sahasrara chakra of Lord Vishnu and the Goddess Lakshmi sits on top of the LOTUS. When Lord Vishnu is consciously undergoing metamorphosis, goddess Lakshmi takes the form he desires to comfort him and help him reach a point of spiritual blossom knowing well that both are going to transform and change, during this period the world experiences the absence of goddess Lakshmi. Eternal Love never ends.PINK is the color of LOVE! Without the unconditional support of Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Vishnu would have suffered and possibly failed to transform.
- The bud of the lotus symbolizes potential, specifically of a spiritual nature. The lotus is one of the eight auspicious signs of Buddhism and Hinduism, the eight petals of the white lotus correspond to the Noble Eightfold Path of the Dharma. In spiritual literature from many sources, the lotus is a symbol for the macrocosm and the microcosm, the universe, and man. The jewel in the lotus represents the divinity of the cosmos as well as the divinity of man.
- One of the eight auspicious symbols of Indian classical art, the Purankalsa symbolizes creativity and opulence and depicts overflowing foliage consisting of lotus buds, lotus flowers, and lotus leaves.
- Finally, it represents INFINITY once spiritual wisdom is realized it is the greatest wealth that transcends all time and space!
The path of spiritual growth is the most difficult but also the most satisfying, it is indeed a great LOVE STORY of Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi, where they are one but they are also INDEPENDENT!
The gifts of matured spirituality are Peace, Bliss, Contentment, Wisdom, Individuality, Creativity, Independence, Love, and Opulence!