“The lotus flower blooms most beautifully from the deepest mud” – Buddhist Proverb
In the Buddhist tradition, the flower that rises above the muddy waters represents the act of ascending above all desires and attachments. According to Buddhism, this is the key to achieving spiritual enlightenment. Despite the flower having its roots in the mud, it grows upward in the direction of light. This is believed to represent the aspiration to rise above and move towards light. The lotus, therefore, symbolizes the journey from darkness (as depicted by the muddy pond) to the light of knowledge or wisdom.
Photo taken in the Leal Senado Square, by me.
A workshop relates with the ceiling art of The Gu Gong Palace in Beijing, an event held on last Saturday at the Macao Cultural Centre. There were 15 participants who joined in the workshop. The man who was standing next to me, he was one of the artists at the workshop who showed us and taught to paint. Every one who joined in the workshop can volunteer to take the chance to paint, and all the volunteers were gifted a framed painting at the end of the workshop.
My mom is learning to make vegetable bouquet. This is what she did during the class.
Cute stuff I spotted on the street.