May 8, 2021

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Letter from Germany: A REFLECTION ON THE SYMBOLIC MEANING OF THE LOTUS FLOWER

Dear holy Guru,

My heartfelt thanks for sharing your wise knowledge, the Dharma, and I would like to express my understanding of your article. I hope that everyone is well and well kept. I bow to our holy guru and thank you for guiding and leading us on the path of enlightenment. You have described the lotus path in a helpful way for us so that we can walk it successfully with your help. If you see everything you come across as an opportunity for inner growth, you gain inner strength.

The lotus plant itself has a self-cleaning effect. The leaves always stay clean and pure. This self-cleaning also has a positive effect on photosynthesis, as it prevents dirt that could reduce the incidence of light. And this is exactly how we can understand and follow the lotus path so that we do not take in impurities when we follow the lotus path.


Our life is a constant sequence of different states and feelings. Nothing is permanent, nothing is immovable.
In order for the lotus plant to develop its flower, it must first penetrate the dirty, swampy ground in which it is rooted and persistently strive to reach the surface of the water. Despite these adverse conditions, the lotus plant forms a pure, clean, and beautiful flower on the surface of the water. If this symbolism is transferred to human life, the dirty, boggy underground stands for the adversities of human life, such as certain circumstances, but also clinging thoughts, feelings, and sensations. The pure lotus flower, on the other hand, stands for a pure mind and enlightenment, in the Dharma. An open flower stands for full enlightenment, while a closed flower stands for the potential for enlightenment. The lotus leaf protruding freely over the water stands as a symbol for not clinging to and letting go of the worldly. People, often trapped in their ego and self-centeredness, often prematurely assess these adverse conditions as negative. He does not recognize that the supposedly negative has the potential to create positive things through conscious, value-based action.

If the lotus plant were tainted with human values, it could never develop a lotus flower. The plant would be far too busy getting upset about the dirty mud that it has to penetrate and that serves as a source of food, instead of striving towards light or truth and developing the flower, i.e. insight and clarity, through the knowledge gained.
In the sense of Dharma, the symbolic power of the lotus flower will serve as a reminder in everyday life and be helpful for us on the lotus path. It reminds us to look at difficult situations from a different perspective and to take a more positive attitude towards them. This enables us to act more consciously and more carefully in order to move in the direction we value.

My sincere thanks to you holy Guru for your wise knowledge that you share with us and that we will walk the path of enlightenment so successfully.

I pray for all of my brothers and sisters. May they be free from suffering. May our holy Guru live long for the sake of all sentient beings. May all beings achieve the happiness of the Buddha’s nature.

Germany, 7th May 2021.

Tantra Mikaya (Jane) 


Vietnamese version: Thư từ nước Đức: SUY NGẪM VỀ Ý NGHĨA BIỂU TƯỢNG CỦA HOA SEN

  1. Jane Tantra Mikaya says:

    Thank you so much dear holy Guru to share this Article. I learn a lot from your wise Wisdom. I bow to you with deepest respect. May you be safe and healthy. 🙏. Thanks for your teaching to share with us. May all be happy and healthy. May our holy Guru life long for the sake of all sentient beings. May all beings achieve the Happiness of Buddhas nature 🙏

    • Hafiz says:

      I bow for great holy teacher GURU I have alot of strong of wisdom path to be clean and deep of Holly Lotus how under foot 👣 of Buddha I hope 🙏 to be near of elightment
      Thank you for Nobel my teacher VIOLET

  2. Tantra Tanshami says:

    Thank you much. This article was easy to understand and made me very happy, inspiring me.

  3. Hafiz says:

    I bow my head to Holly Gurue this is important about Lotus flower 🌷
    It symbol of the cleaning and party 🎉
    Louts flower is one of miracles Buddha so I wiil do hard to reach enlightenment
    Thank you to my teacher VIOLET

  4. Tantra Pramitdhita (Josh Hacker) says:

    Tantra Mikaya,

    Thank you Dharma friend for writing this article entitled: “Letter from Germany: A REFLECTION ON THE SYMBOLIC MEANING OF THE LOTUS FLOWER” I rejoice in reading your understanding of Guru’s teaching. Reading the comprehension of others helps to solidify your own understanding and it also gives you new ideas to bounce around your head and reflect upon.
    May you have a blessed and peaceful day!

    May Guru live a long and healthy life for the sake of all sentient beings

    May all sentient beings achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature

    May the global pandemic caused by the corona virus soon end

    Om Mani Padme Hum

  5. Tantraupatissa says:

    Dear Guru thanks for sharing this article.
    I am very happy about the explanation given by Dharma brother Tantra Mikaya on lotus flower and it’s comparison with human mind in Dharma life.
    Thank you for your sharing.

    May Guru live long to uphold Dharma.

    May all beings be free from suffering and get enlightened.

    May COVID 19 pandemic situation come to an end.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

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