Lotus Seeds: The Meaning and Use

November 11, 2016

Lotus Seeds: The Meaning and Use

Sacred Seed Series:  The Spiritual Significance of the Lotus Flower and Lotus Seeds.

Name and Meaning

The lotus flower is a symbol of spiritual growth and ability to overcome obstacles on the path to enlightenment because of its true nature. It grows through muddy waters into a beautiful flower. When it rains, the droplets do not stick to the petals but rather fall peacefully back into the water. The lotus maintains its peace, beauty and purity through all obstacles it faces. It does not allow itself to be distracted from the external world.

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Origin of the Meaning

The lotus flower, including its seeds, have different meanings according to different cultures and religions. According to Hinduism, the lotus, particularly the white lotus, is associated with beauty, fertility, prosperity, spirituality and eternity. Many Hindu Gods and their symbolism are connected to the lotus flower. For example, Laxmi, the Hindu Goddess of Prosperity is usually represented sitting on top of an open lotus flower. Brahma, the God of Creation is portrayed as emerging from a lotus that protrudes from the navel of his sustainer, Lord Vishnu.  

Why They are Meaningful to Wear 

The spiritual significance of the lotus flower is translated into the use of lotus seeds in everyday life. Wearing lotus seeds, or any sacred seeds for that matter, promotes spirituality and prosperity. They are a reminder to maintain your peace and purity through all obstacles and distractions throughout your day and spiritual journey. If you live a busy lifestyle, are focused on reaching specific goals or struggle to find inner peace from external distractions then lotus seeds are perfect for you.   

 

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