Sacred Lotus Blossom lasercut birch pendant
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A drawing by Dream Horse Arts, cut and finished by Naked Geometry.
The lotus is nature's most iconic "phyllotaxis," the shape made with the intersection of spirals in two directions, always in quantities that are fibonacci numbers, like 8 & 13, or 13 & 21.
The lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) is an ancient and polyvalent symbol in Asian culture. Hindus revere it with the gods Vishnu, Brahma and to a lesser degree Kubera, and the goddesses Lakshmi and Saraswati . Often used as an example of divine beauty and purity, Vishnu is often described as the "Lotus-Eyed One". The lotus springs from the navel of Vishnu while he is in Yoga Nidra. The lotus blooms uncovering the creator god Brahma in lotus position. Its unfolding petals suggest the expansion of the soul. The growth of its pure beauty from the mud of its origin holds a benign spiritual promise.
In Buddhist symbolism the lotus is symbolic of purity of the body, speech, and mind as while rooted in the mud, its flowers blossom on long stalks as if floating above the muddy waters of attachment and desire. It is also symbolic of detachment as drops of water easily slide off its petals. According to legend, Gautama Buddha was born with the ability to walk and everywhere he stepped, lotus flowers bloomed.
The lotus flower is one of the Ashtamangala of Buddhism, representative of creation and cosmic renewal and primordial purity. It shares in the chakra and mandala symbolism of the Dharmacakra, and is also cited extensively within the Puranas and Vedas.
The padma is held to be a flower with a thousand petals and is therefore associated with the Sahasrara or "Crown" chakra. The padma appears as an endemic dais upon which deities rest and thus is implicitly associated with divinity.
Material: 3-ply Birch Wood
Thickness: 1/4 inch
Dimensions: 1.5" x 1"
Finding: Stainless Steel