c/o ZEN PENCILS: The DALAI LAMA answers a question. (As it turns out, this quote is misattributed to the Dalai Lama. It’s actually a rewording from an interview with former World Vision director, Jim Brown.) <-- is this fact?
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.