It is the universal symbol of the east (in the West - a lily or a rose). It has solar and lunar aspects. Means death and life. Appears in the images of gods the Sun in Egypt and India, as well as images of lunar deities Semitic religions. Depicted with the Great Mother Goddess of the Moon.

This "was originally a luxurious flower lily Great waters, while the substance come and go." Lotus - this space, rising from chaos, as the Sun, vzoshedshee of the lotus at the beginning of the world. This Flower of Light, the result of interaction between the creative forces of the Sun and the lunar forces of water.

Being a product of the interaction of fire and water, it symbolizes the spirit and matter. As a "universal basis of all things, it blooms in the waters of unlimited opportunities".

Lotus - solar framework matrix. Opening and closing from dawn to sunset, it represents his rebirth, and therefore any other recovery, creation, fertility, renewal and immortality.

Lotus - This is absolutely beautiful. Open flower, taking the form of outlet, the wheel represents the matrix of solar, solar wheel of the cycle of continuous existence. In addition, it forms a bowl, symbolizing the feminine principle of perceiving.

According Yamvlihu, lotus - a symbol of perfection, as its leaves, flowers and fruits form a circle - lotus represents spiritual disclosure, beginning his rise from dirt and mucus and germinate up through muddy water to expand in the sun and in the light of Heaven. The root of it represents the insolubility; stalk - the umbilical cord, tie people to their roots, the flower is in the form of sunlight, a box with seeds symbolizes plodonosnuyu force creations.

Its flower is resting in the quiet waters. In the bud any potential hidden. Its flowering - this extension, education, heart, outer wheel of the world events. Boll symbolize creation.

Lotus - "an engine on water" (a hole in the capsule is smaller than the seeds inside it, and when the box burst, the seeds razletayutsya to take root where they claim the water).

Lotus is also a symbol of extraordinary or divine birth, leaving clean water from the mud. The gods, pictured emerging from a lotus, mark the world grows out of the elements of water, the lotus symbolizes the sun, from the initial water vyplyvayuschee Chaos.

As the solar-lunar, Lotus is also androginom, self-sufficient and pure in its purity. Images of flames, rising from a lotus, is treated as a divine revelation, and the Union dualistichnyh forces of fire and water, the Sun and the Moon, the men and women.

Lotus flower and leaf may support the existence, at any level.

In Assyrian, Phoenician, and hittskoy cultures lotus funeral is important and represents the death and rebirth, Sunday, and the future life, the productive forces of nature.

If the lotus is depicted next to the bull, he has the solar value and is associated with the gods of the Sun. Pictures from the cow, it becomes an attribute of a lunar and lunar goddesses. He often appears on the images, along with a lion, sheep, goose, swan and the swastika. Associated with the cobra lotus means giving life and conquer death because of the Great Mother; dual nature shown by the world, tension between opposites in the process of transformation in the final unity.

Tysyachelepestkovy lotus - a symbol of the Sun, the vault of heaven, but to the man symbolizes the skull. Tron in the form of a lotus is perfect harmony in the universe, the summit of spiritual perfection. Two lotus mean upper and lower waters.

In Buddhism lotus symbolizes the initial water potential of the world and man shown in it, a spiritual opening and flowering; wisdom nirvana. Stem of lotus - it is the world's axis, which is a lotus-flower throne - the spirit of the summit. Lotus is dedicated to the Buddha, appeared from the lotus in the form of a flame, named "The Pearl Lotus." Buddha is considered the heart of a lotus, he sat on the throne in the form of fully opened flower.

Lotus - one of the Eight-Treasure or favorable marks. According to the tradition of Chinese Buddhism, "Lotus Heart" represents the solar light, as well as time, invisible, and engrossing, the disclosure of all things, peace, harmony, union. Full flowering lotus, when it repeats the form of a wheel represents the Circle of existence and is a symbol of Amitabha, Guan-iiya and Maytreyi Buddha. Bodhisattva standing on the flowers that have not yet dissolved. Attribute of the White Tara, the Mother of all Buddhas, is a book of wisdom, educate, resting on a lotus, which means spiritual blossoming.

In the Chinese culture of lotus is the purity, perfection, spiritual elegance, peace, female genius, summer, fecundity. In addition, the lotus symbolizes the past, present and future, as each plant has buds, flowers and seeds at the same time. Lotus - a symbol of a noble man, emerged from the mud, but it is not soiled.

In the Egyptian lotus means "fire of intellect, creation, fertility, rebirth, immortality, the royal power. It is the emblem of the Upper Nile, while the emblem of the lower Nile is the papyrus, are shown together, they represent their union. Dedicated to Gore: "It is a lotus, lotus net, offset field of the Sun" (The Book of the Dead). Four sons Gore stood before Osiris on a lotus. Being linked to the god Amon-Ra in Fivah, Lotus has a solar significance, but when it keeps Hathor - lunar. As an attribute of Isis it represents fertility, virginity, purity, the Virgin Mother.

In the iconography of the Egyptian lotus appears along with the bull, lion, sheep, griffins, sphynx, and the snake.

In Greco-Roman culture of lotus - the emblem of Aphrodite (Venus).

In Hinduism lotus - a symbol of the universe as a passive part of the world was revealed, the supreme form or aspect of the earthly, the eternal essence of creating power, an engine in the open waters of self, samorozhdenny, immortal and spiritual nature of man, the disclosure of all abilities, eternal life, superhuman beginning, purity, beauty , longevity, health, fame, fortune, especially for children. At the same time, the lotus represents the solar principle, the throne of Brahma, born from a lotus. Agni, too, was born from a lotus. As a reflection of solar lotus is considered the emblem of the solar gods and Vishnu Suri, as the lunar principle - neikonichesky character or Padma Shri Lakshmi, the goddess of "wet", the wife and the beloved of Vishnu. " Resting on the open waters of the sun lotus symbolizes the interaction between Purushey and Prakriti.

Lotus at the threshold of the temple deity, and is home state of cleanliness and impassivity required at the time of prayer. Lotus flowers with a triple triple aspect represents time.

Lotus is a symbol of peace, as well as the center of the flower is sometimes portrayed as Mount Meru in the sense of the world axis. Chakras are often depicted as a lotus, which in this context take on the symbolism of the wheel, with the awakening which reveals its center, and the chakra begins to spin.

In Iran, lotus symbolizes the sun and light.

In the Mayan symbolism it represents the Earth, shown by the universe.

In Sumero-Semitic tradition lotus symbolizes the sun and solar deities, and lunar gods from the Great Mother.

In addition, it symbolizes the one hand, the creative force, but on the other hand - funeral, life, death, resurrection and immortality.

Do Taoists sunny flower - so outer wheel of life, spiritual disclosure heart emblem of a Daoist immortal geniuses Zen Ho-Ku.

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