Lotus quotes

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Buddhism and lotus

As a lotus flower is born in water, grows in water and rises out of water to stand above it unsoiled, so I, born in the world, raised in the world having overcome the world, live unsoiled by the world. (Gautama Buddha)

The lotus is a very important symbol in Buddhism, a symbol of resurrection. Its presence accentuates the idea of love, passion, life being resurrected. (Bai Xianyong)

A symbol in Chinese Buddhism is the lotus plant, which regenerates every year, symbolizing life, renewal, and the Buddha himself. Actually it is used in many Asian religions including Hinduism. (Alvin Leung)

The white lotus is rooted in the mud and floats radiantly pure on the water. Likewise, the Bodhisattva resides in the world undefiled. (Shantideva)

If it were enough to sit in the lotus position to achieve enlightenment, all frogs would be Buddhas. (Louis Pauwels)

Mud and lotus

The proverb is true: a lotus grows in the mud of a pond, but no mud can taint its pure jade petals. (François Cheng)

From the mud of adversity grows the lotus of joy. (Carolyn Marsden)

Seeing the mud around a lotus is pessimism, seeing a lotus in the mud is optimism. (Amit Kalantri)

It’s like growing lotus flowers. You cannot grow lotus flowers on marble. You have to grow them on the mud. Without mud you cannot have lotus flowers. Without suffering, you have no way to learn how to be understanding and compassionate. (Nhat Hanh)

the lotus flower
sees only filth all its life
yet turns beautiful (Rajesh)

Lotophages and lotus

Any crewman who ate the lotus, the honey-sweet fruit, lost all desire to send a message back, much less return, their only wish to linger there with the Lotus-eaters, grazing on lotus, all memory of the journey home dissolved forever. (Homer)

In the past, those who had tasted the fruits of the lotos forgot their homeland and could no longer leave the land of the lotophages. (Maxime Du Camp)

The lotus they talk about and which makes the country forget is the laburnum of unicorns… I don’t believe in it. (Jules Barbey d’Aurevilly)

It is a Nymphaea whose seeds are edible, which constituted the Lotus of the ancients. (Lucien Plantefol)

Number theorists are like lotus-eaters — having once tasted this food they can never give it up. (Leopold Kronecker)

Water and lotus

Water surrounds the lotus flower, but does not wet its petals. (Gautama Buddha)

Droplets of water would roll around the surface of a lotus leaf and not leave any trace. (Zhou Qunfei)

The lotus comes from the murkiest water but grows into the purest thing. (Nita Ambani)

“You are a big drop of dew under the lotus leaf, and I am a small drop on its upper side,” said Dewdrop to the Lake. (Rabindranath Tagore)

A woman’s heart is as unstable as a drop of water on a lotus flower. (Confucius)

Me and lotus

Like the lotus flower that is born out of mud, we must honor the darkest parts of ourselves and the most painful of our life’s experiences, because they are what allow us to birth our most beautiful self. (Debbie Ford)

If you feel lost, disappointed, hesitant, or weak, return to yourself, to who you are, here and now and when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong. (Masaru Emoto)

Whenever you should doubt your self-worth, remember the lotus flower. Even though it plunges to life from beneath the mud, it does not allow the dirt that surrounds it to affect its growth or beauty. (Suzy Kassem)

Some look at the mud at the bottom of the pond, others contemplate the lotus flower on the surface of the water, it is a choice. (Raphaëlle Giordano)

Egypt and lotus

Stems of lotus and papyrus, emblems of Upper and Lower Egypt. (Maxime Du Camp)

Egypt loved the lotus because it never dies. It is the same for people who are loved. (Anita Diament)

“In legends, immortals are attracted to its scent. Vampires, werewolves, that sort of thing. That’s why the ancient Egyptians called it the scent of immortality.” (Margot Berwin)

In that dusk land of mystic dream
Where dark Osiris sprung,
It bloomed beside his sacred stream
While yet the world was young;
And every secret Nature told,
Of golden wisdom’s power,
Is nestled still in every fold,
Within the Lotos flower. (William Winter)

Self-development and lotus

Like the lotus which thrives in mud, the potential for realization grows in the rich soil of everyday life. (Dalai Lama)

The soul unfolds, like a lotus with countless petals. (Khalil Gibran)

The lotus flower is a reminder of the beauty that comes from change, the magic that a new beginning brings, and the seed of potential that’s buried in the most unlikely places. (Jennifer Williamson)

On the path of self-realization, there is no one big awakening, but many along the way of varying degrees: some small, some big; and each one of them is like the lotus flower, which grows out of muddy waters. (Ora Nadrich)

Sin and lotus

Love is the lotus, lust is the mud the lotus arises out of. (Rajneesh)

She even smells like sin, like some exotic lotus. (George R.R. Martin)

And her sweet red lips on these lips of mine Burned like the ruby fire set In the swinging lamp of a crimson shrine, Or the bleeding wounds of the pomegranate, Or the heart of the lotus drenched and wet With the spilt-out blood of the rose-red wine. (Oscar Wilde)

Lotus features

The lotus is a symbol of regeneration. (Swami Vivekananda)

The sacred flower of Egypt and India, the great lotus. (Joris-Karl Huysmans)

By means of microscopic observation and astronomical projection the lotus flower can become the foundation for an entire theory of the universe and an agent whereby we may perceive Truth. (Yukio Mishima)

Flowers and lotus

The pride of the gentle gardener lay in a few plants of zinnias close to a dripping tap. In bright red, gold, and white, he accepted them as substitutes for the sacred lotus, and prison flowers never flaunted more freely. (E.J. Banfield)

Tender scents of tuberose, sweet jasmine,
Float from this shy perfumed garden glen
Petals spread wide as lotus buds begin
To welcome gentle moonbeams touch again. (Sam Kauffman)

Quotes about flowers

Night and lotus

The lotus flower is troubled
At the sun’s resplendent light;
With sunken head and sadly
She dreamily waits for the night. (Heinrich Heine)

I dare not call you a lotus:
He loves midnight and vice.
So, there was an orchid,
an Indian-fabulous flower. (Victor Hoffman)

Bloom and lotus

I wish I could see a cherry blossom or a lotus flower. Where could they be? (Susumu Katsumata)

The Lotos blooms below the barren peak:
The Lotos blooms by every winding creek:
All day the wind breathes low with mellower tone:
Thro’ every hollow cave and alley lone,
Round and round the spicy downs the yellow Lotos-dust is blown. (Alfred Tennyson)

Quotes about bloom

Planting and lotus

The lotus is a flower that reproduces at the speed of a galloping horse, but quietly. First one flower, then two, then four, then eight, … until it covers the entire surface of the water like a floating carpet. (Marc Lavoine)

I’m always very interested in breeding. Raising cacti is breeding. My lotus plant collection is breeding. The insects are breeding. (Takashi Murakami)

Ideas are lotus seeds, they only sleep to grow better. (Fatou Diome)

Passion and lotus

If you are filled with desire Your sorrows swell Like the grass after the rain. But if you subdue desire Your sorrows shall fall from you Like drops of water from a lotus flower. (Gautama Buddha)

The ultimate source of energy, the sun is ready to set. The leaves of the blooming lotus flower in the pond are losing their lustre. A bumblebee, sitting on that lotus is enjoying the romantic pleasure and murmuring passionate songs. (Manmohan Acharya)

Religion and lotus

The lily and especially the aquatic lily, which is also called lotus or water lily, has always held a large place in the symbolic imagery of all religions. (Paul Claudel)

These flowers fold up in the evening to enclose within them all your memories of the day, they invite you and bewitch you to drown you forever in the antechamber of the gods, in order to nourish them with your tender hearts. (Marc Lavoine)

Nature and lotus

The lotos bowed above the tide and dreamed. (Margaret Junkin Preston)

A spring there is, whose silver waters show
Clear as a glass the shining sands below:
A flowering lotos spreads its arms above,
Shades all the banks, and seems itself a grove. (Alexander Pope)

Quotes about nature

Pond and lotus

On a small square body of water, lotuses float, the same pink as those in the moat of the imperial city in Beijing. (Paul Morand)

In the middle of the courtyard sparkled under the sun a piece of water on which were spread the large leaves cut into the heart of a lotus, whose pink or blue flowers were half-closed, as if fainted by the heat, despite the water in which they bathed. (Théophile Gautier)

Quotes about pond

Food and lotus

Few people think of it as food even though it is used as an ingredient all the time. (Alvin Leung)

The most effective use of the blue lotus flower is not from its dilution with wine or tea – but from its scent. To really maximize the positive effects of the blue lily (or the pink lotus), it must be sniffed within minutes of plucking. (Suzy Kassem)

Life and lotus

Life is like a rain drop on a lotus leaf. Everybody realizes that you’re either a very lucky person or you’re not. (George Harrison)

Live life in its totality. And living in the world, don’t be of it. Live in the world like a lotus flower in water: it lives in water, but the water touches it not. (Osho)

Among the topics of lotus quotes, I would highlight Egypt, buddhism, lotophages, sin, mud, planting.

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