"In the end ,only three things matter how much you LOVED, how much you LIVED and how GRACEFULLY you LET GO of things not meant for you." ~~Buddha
Buddhist Lotus Flower (Padma) According to Buddhist principles, the heart of a person who has not attained enlightenment is the embodiement of a lotus that has not blossomed yet. Once enlightenment has been reached their heart becomes a lotus in bloom. This is why depictions of Buddha often show him seated upon an open lotus flower.