Think Positive Apparel’s Lotus Flower design is made entirely out of quotations and affirmations relevant to the lotus flower meaning. The lotus flowers’ symbolisms include beauty, purity, discipline, growing towards enlightenment, and breaking through false barriers. Their seeds start in muddy waters that is often used to represent the ego or the suffering of life. The water’s surface is the false barrier of attachments. After breaking through the water’s surface, a lotus flower unfolds representing the expansion of awareness that leads towards enlightenment. The lotus flower meaning is ultimately about transformation.
On the bottom row of petals you will find “I am”, “You are”, and “We are” affirmations relevant to some of the most common meanings of the lotus flower that many cultures have assigned to this beautiful flower over the last three millennia.
Here are the quotations about the Lotus Flower meaning that actually make up the Lotus Flower petals in the middle and top rows:
Far Left Petal, Center Row
“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” ~Buddha
Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.” ~Saint Augustine
“You may write me down in history with your bitter, twisted lines. You may trod me in the very dirt, but still, like dust, I’ll rise.” ~Maya Angelou
“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.” ~Albert Einstein
“I love the lotus because while growing from mud, it is unstained.” ~Zhou Dunyi
“Rise through false barriers.”
Left of Center Petal, Center Row
“The lotus comes from the murkiest water but grows into the purest thing.” ~Nita Ambani
“Say not, “I have found the truth,” but rather, ”I have found a truth.” Say not, “I have found the path of the soul.” Say rather, “I have met the soul walking upon my path.” For the soul walks upon all paths… The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals.” ~Kahlil Gibran
“Be like a lotus. Let the beauty of your heart speak. Be grateful to the mud, water, air and the light.” ~Amit Ray
Center Petal, Center Row
“The one who wanders independent in the world, free from opinions and viewpoints, does not grasp them and enter into disputations and arguments. As the lotus rises on its stalk unsoiled by the mud and the water, so the wise one speaks of peace and is unstained by the opinions of the world.” ~Buddha
“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
“Your heart is full of fertile seeds, waiting to sprout. Just as a lotus flower springs from the mire to bloom splendidly, the interaction of the cosmic breath causes the flower of the spirit to bloom and bear fruit in this world.” ~Morihei Ueshiba
“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
“The Self is hidden in the lotus of the heart.” ~Chandogya Upanishad
Right of Center Petal, Center Row
“Born at the bottom of a pond, the lotus flower extends up through the water’s surface, emerging from the murkiness clean and pure.” ~T.L.
“Like the lotus, you experience three primary stages of evolution. The first is marked by ignorance and darkness, when you lie below the dense mud… The second is exemplified by the climb through the clouded waters of your emotional experience… The third brings full illumination in the splendor of the light.“ ~Patricia Cori ~
Far Right Petal, Center Row
Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” ~Rumi
“As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.” ~Henry David Thoreau
“The improvement of life was only accomplished to the extent to which it was based on a change of consciousness, that is, to the extent to which the law of violence was replaced in men’s consciousness by the law of love.” ~Leo Tolstoy
“Nothing in Nature stands still; everything strives and moves forward.” ~ Johann Gottfried von Herder
“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Like the lotus which thrives in mud, the potential for realization grows in the rich soil of everyday life.” ~ The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyasto
“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
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