littlepawz: Veiled, naturally what kind of bird is this? Some sort of egret? Petit: it’s the beautiful Great Egret
In Buddhism the Lotus flower is known to symbolize purity of speech, of the body, and of the mind. A person’s path in life is said to be similar to that of the Lotus. Starting at the seed stage, early in the karmic cycle, through to the bud emerging from the dirty water, representing a person following the path of spirituality and leaving attachment behind, and finally blossoming, this is when a person has become fully awakened and has achieved nirvana.