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The Lotus Sutra

By |2020-03-28T21:42:08+03:00March 28th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The Lotus Sutra is one of the most popular and influential Mahayana sutras and the basis on which the Tiantai, Tendai, Cheontae, and Nichiren schools of Buddhism were established. According to British professor Paul Williams, "For many East Asian Buddhists since early times, the Lotus [...]

Lotus Position: One of the Most Famous Ancient Asanas

By |2019-12-16T02:48:22+03:00December 16th, 2019|Categories: Knowledge|Tags: , , , , |

Lotus position or Padmasana is a cross-legged sitting asana originating in meditative practices of ancient India, in which each foot is placed on the opposite thigh. The lotus position is an ancient asana, predating hatha yoga, and is commonly used for meditation, in the Yoga, [...]

Bodh Gaya: The City of Enlightenment

By |2019-01-10T04:01:20+03:00August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , |

Situated on the bank of river Niranjana, in the Indian state of Bihar, lies the small town of Bodh Gaya. Bodh Gaya, or Buddha-Gaya as it was popularly called in the 19th century, is a sacred place for Buddhists all over the world. As this [...]

Blue Lotus Flower: The Sacred Way Egyptians Got High

By |2020-02-13T22:41:22+03:00July 9th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants, Substances|Tags: , , , |

There is a mysterious image that has appeared time and again in thousands upon thousands of pieces of ancient Egyptian art. The blue lotus flower looks almost fan-like across many of the images found in tomb paintings, papyrus scrolls, sculptures, and even on headdresses. For [...]

Lotus Flower Symbolism and Spiritual Meaning

By |2020-01-04T02:21:04+03:00March 25th, 2017|Categories: Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Find out about the symbolism associated with the Lotus Flower The Lotus is a plant that belongs to the Nelumbo genus, and it has long been associated with purity, rebirth, and divinity. Some, but not all, of the lotus flower symbolism is different across the [...]