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If you have spent any time From Buddhist countries like Thailand, Cambodia
or Myanmar, or from Hindu countries such as India, you've probably already noticed how frequently the lotus flower seems in temples, on art and
at the culture all around.

For many in the west, however, The true meaning of
the lotus flower and why it seems so much in Buddhist
and Hindu civilization is not well known. After all, in Christianity the lotus flower doesn't
actually have a meaning per se.

So what is the lotus Flower meaning, and why is it so significant in Buddhism?

What is the significance of the lotus flower? -- In both Hinduism and Buddhism, the lotus Blossom is
considered as a symbol of rebirth. Rebirth both in the literal
sense when it comes to reincarnation, and in the sense of
a soul getting educated.

In some sense, It's also Believed to be a symbol of purity.

This Is the Reason Why you will often See the flower represented in artwork and in carvings
in Buddhist and Hindu temples.

Historical importance -- It Isn't only Buddhists
and Hindus that apply Significance to the lotus blossom. The blossom was also
well-known through ancient Egyptian times because the Egyptian god Horus was
often depicted seated on a lotus bloom.

The Exact Same applies to Hinduism where, for thousands of years, many Hindu gods have been painted holding lotus
blossoms or standing inside their flowers.

What's the lotus flower thought to be so pure? -- Interestingly,
the flower is considered as Becoming pure as, as it develops and the bloom opens up, while it
could usually be sitting in filthy water, even the petals
and the centre never touch it.

This Is the Reason the two Buddhists And Hindus consider this flower as being a
symbol of the soul as, no matter what Happens to a
person or what they do, the spirit itself always stays clean and
pure.

See lotus plant.