The lotus as the sacred flower of enlightenment
There is always beautiful jewelry with the motif of the lotus flower - and it is not for nothing that this very special flower has become part of our logo. The pale pink flowers are reminiscent of our native water lilies and are often confused with them. But the real, tropical LotosLotus flower The lotus flower symbolizes an open heart and the enlightened mind. Read more ... or lotus (Nelumbo) always protrudes a little from the water with its stalk and, in contrast to the water lilies (Nymphaea), has a full center. And: there are only two species worldwide!
Especially in Asia, but also in Islam, the gentle lotus flower is considered very sacred. It grows from dark mud in its depths, but it finds its way to the SunshineSunshine The sun symbol is of great importance throughout the world, Continue reading... and above the water surface it really shines. The life of the plant symbolizes the path from darkness to light and its flower stands for the open HeartHeart The heart carries love and it says who we are. Read more ... and an open, receptive mind.
It is closely associated with the Buddha's enlightenment. In the typical meditation posture, the Buddha figures almost always sit on one Lotus flowerLotus flower The lotus flower symbolizes an open heart and the enlightened mind. Read more .... This classic pose, which is very favorable for mediation, is therefore also used in yoga as the lotus seat (little guide) designated. Some legends also say that Buddha is said to have seen the light of day on a lotus flower. Or enlightenment.
Also the symbols of our seven mainChakrasChakras The 7 main energy centers of our body are called chakras. Read more ... are borrowed from the lotus. While the symbol of the root chakra bears only four petals, their number is lost up to the crownChakraChakras The 7 main energy centers of our body are called chakras. Read more ... apparently to infinity. The bottom chakra primarily focuses on rooting with the earth and its four directions and elements. The crown chakra, on the other hand, symbolizes infinite wisdom, the truly enlightened mind and loses itself - in the eternity of all being.
But not only the flowers of these plants are enchanting. A fascinating phenomenon is the so-called lotus effect of the leaves: any liquid simply rolls off the surface. Therefore, the plant has always been a symbol of purity, not only because of its radiant flowers, but also because of its dirt-repellent abilities.
One architect simply described the lotus as “the most perfect flower in the whole world” (Fariborz Sahba).
In fact, the lotus flower is so important, especially in India, that it has even made its way into architecture here. “The domes […] of Mughal architecture in India regularly end in inverted marble lotus blossoms (e.g. Taj Mahal).” (Wikipedia)
And of course such a wonderful flower is always a strong symbol of love, which permeates everything. Love is the one prerequisite for all wisdom and also for the fact that we even begin to walk the path to ourselves - instead of persevering in the comfort of the dark depths.
A pretty and at the same time meaningful symbol that is wonderfully suitable as jewelery for women, but also for men. 💜