a myth of creation states that Buddha was born of a thousand-petalled gold lotus
The flower of summer was the lotus , autumn the chrysanthemum, winter the plum blossom, and spring the peony.
The stout tubers of the waterlily and the lotus are edible when properly prepared, and have been an important starch crop both in Asia and North America.
The starving men ate the fruit, but Ulysses quickly understood that the lotus fruit destroyed men's memories.
In one popular depiction, he sits on a lotus flower between the Hindu gods Brahm and Indra and creates a vast number of lotuses all with himself seated in their centers.
Ganesh offers her one of his enchanted lotus flowers so that she might visit Buddha in the sky.
The music is inspired by the Ancient Greek myth of island dwellers whose diet of fruit from the lotus tree makes them forget their past troubles.
The lotus flower symbolises the complete purification of the defilements of the body, speech and mind, and the full blossoming of wholesome deeds in blissful liberation.
With a larger pond, you can have lilies or tiger lotus , maybe some taro or umbrella palm that will help shade the pond surface.
Two Swords are crossed in inner and outer conflict today but the flowering lotus , a symbol of love, in the middle of the two swords brings peace and compromise.