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The Lotus flower is a metaphor for Buddhism/a metaphor for life- the muddy swamp is where the Lotus Flower blooms-(life's problems the mud-produce stunning beauty and breakthroughs with faith)

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i made this because it means a lot to me, it’s why i have a lotus tattoo.i haven’t seen something like this on tumblr before…so yeah, i thought i would share it.

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Without guilt, blame, or condemnation, take full responsibility for where you are now. Because the moment you do, is the moment you are empowered to move forward, creating the life you are here to live. ~Dean Jackson

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A White Lotus symbolizes Bodhi (Sanskrit for enlightenment). It symbolizes a pure body, mind and spirit, along with spiritual perfection and a pacification of one's nature. A lotus flower normally has eight petals, which corresponds to the Eightfold Path of Good Law. www.ehow.com/...

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