There is a wealth of symbolism tying these flowers to Hinduism, Buddhism, and the ancient Egyptian’s religious practices. Egyptians viewed the Lotus as a symbol of rebirth because it appeared to sink at night and rise again in the morning. It is now known the plant simply loses old blooms and adds new ones on a daily cycle, but it is still a potent reminder of reincarnation and the mysteries of the afterlife.
The flower’s meaning in Buddhism represents patience, purity, mysticism, direct spiritual contact, emptiness from desire, victory over attachments, enlightenment, love and compassion for all things, self-awareness, faithfulness during spiritual development, rising out of suffering.
As ideas were exchanged with Buddhists for thousands of years, Hindu religious leaders began to use the flower as a symbol of peace and eternity. White lotus flowers are usually seen under the feet of deities like Lakshmi, Ganesha, and Saraswati. Brahma, the ultimate creator, emerges from a Lotus as well. This sense of purity arises from the flower’s growing habit of rooting in mud and pushing up through the water to bloom.
Ruby has been associated with improved energy and concentration, creativity, loyalty, honor and compassion. Ruby is thought to be protective of home, possessions and family. Ruby is said to stimulate the heart chakra and bring spiritual wisdom while shielding against psychic attacks.
- Acrylic painting on canvas.
- 8" X 10" X 1-1/2" (unframed)
- Framing option is available. I offer a custom floater frame from a local framing shop. It is solid wood in an antique gold finish which complements the painting very well with a dash of elegance. Please allow 2 weeks for your piece to be custom framed and shipped. It will arrive ready to hang.
- If you decide to purchase the painting without framing, please allow 5 business days for your painting to be shipped. The sides of the canvas are painted to match the background color and it will arrive ready to hang.