In the Aṅguttara Nikāya, the Buddha compares himself to a Paduma, a lotus. Saying that the lotus flower blooms from the muddy water unstained, as he raises from this world, free from defilements of the materialistic world.

This is the place of the beautiful flower in Buddhist symbolism, a representation of purity of the body, speech and mind. As if floating above the murky waters of material attachment and physical desire. As legend has it, Gautama Buddha’s first steps after his spiritual enlightenment and Nirvana made lotus flowers bloom everywhere he stepped. As if while he walked, he cleansed the path with his pearls of wisdom and moksha…

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