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Anybody who has ever observed a lotus flower emerging from a murky pond cannot fail to see the beauty of this exquisite plant. The flower always looks so clean and pure against the background of the dirty pond. Because of this the lotus flower has come to be associated with purity and beauty in the religions of Buddhism and Hinduism respectively. The lotus has been a symbol of purity since before the time of the Buddha and it blooms profusely in Buddhist art and literature. Its roots are…

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How I Reel Myself Back Into Reality

Buddha tattoo. Everything I would want all together in one tattoo! Buddha, moon phase, lotus, mandala.

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40 Inspirational Buddha Tattoo Ideas

A popping Buddha portrait and a lotus sleeve could offer much more meaning and color in your life with a quote either from Buddhism or a quote that you’ve lived with.