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What does the lotus flower mean to Buddhists?

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01/10/2011

The lotus flower is one of the "Eight Auspicious Symbols" and one of the most poignant representations of Buddhist teaching.

The "Eight Auspicious Symbols" are a group of lucky Buddhist symbols that appear on many Buddhist textiles, objects and paintings. Each symbol represents an aspect of Buddhist teaching and when they appear together, their powers are multiplied.