Saturday, April 21, 2012

lenny step 5

for the nine I used the lotus petals. I love to paint these. I love the rainbow of colors they bring into the mandala and I love their symbolic meaning :)

The Lotus (padma) is a very important symbol in Buddhism. It refers to the complete purification of body, speech and mind, and the blossoming of wholesome deeds. The lotus refers to many aspects of the path, as it grows from the mud (samsara), up through muddy water it appears clean on the surface (purification), and finally produces a beautiful flower (enlightenment). The blossom represents purity, the stem stands for the practice of Buddhist teachings which raise the mind above the (mud of) worldly existence, and gives rise to purity of mind. An open blossom signifies full enlightenment

 Have a rainbow day :)


  1. oh I love this with the rainbow colours Marianne!!!! gorgeous work!!!!

  2. This is gorgeous, marianne. It is so serene, how it highlights nature and growth. Your frien Lenny is going to treasure this for a lifetime

  3. Your work is so pretty. I love the colors.


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