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Lotus Yin-Yang by The-Fattness Lotus Yin-Yang by The-Fattness
Inspiration for this came from :iconjarrad113:

To learn more :heart: [link] :heart: The lotus symbolizes:

The Lotus is a Buddhist symbol.

According to the Lalitavistara, "the spirit of the best of men is spotless, like the lotus in the muddy water which does not adhere to it."

:bulletwhite: White Lotus (Skt. pundarika; Tib. pad ma dkar po): This represents the state of spiritual perfection and total mental purity (bodhi). It is associated with the White Tara and proclaims her perfect nature, a quality which is reinforced by the color of her body.

:bulletorange: Pink Lotus (Skt. padma; Tib. pad ma dmar po): This the supreme lotus, generally reserved for the highest deity. Thus naturally it is associated with the Great Buddha himself.

:bulletred: Red Lotus (Skt. kamala; Tib: pad ma chu skyes): This signifies the original nature and purity of the heart (hrdya). It is the lotus of love, compassion, passion and all other qualities of the heart. It is the flower of Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva of compassion.

:bulletblue: Blue Lotus (Skt. utpala; Tib. ut pa la): This is a symbol of the victory of the spirit over the senses, and signifies the wisdom of knowledge. Not surprisingly, it is the preferred flower of Manjushri, the bodhisattva of wisdom.


To learn more :heart: [link] :heart: Yin and Yang:

Yin and Yang originates from Taoism.

Eastern thought, yin and yang are the two opposing and complementary forces that make up all phenomena of life. Both proceed from the Supreme Ultimate and together they represent the process of the universe and all that is in it.

Buddhism and Taoism are Two of the most important schools of thought in my life at the moment.
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CaliyaLedesma Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful! I love this :D
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hanciong Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
like this very much. lotus and yin yang..... beautiful :D

btw check this out: [link] :D

and because you said "Buddhism and Taoism are Two of the most important schools of thought in my life at the moment.", you may want to check my gallery: [link]

:D
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jadesoh Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Hey :)


So I have done years of research and this is exactly what I've been looking for in regards to a tattoo.... I would not use the same exact print, but would I be able to use something similar? I would even give you partial/full credit.

Let me know asap !!! You're art is awesome

jadesoh@live.com
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FaeHorsley Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your amazing work has been featured here: [link]
Have a great day :)
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epicmangageek Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it's sooo pretty...| |
U
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abluelotus Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
Such a beautiful work! :aww:
All the information about the different colors of the lotus is very interesting and awe inspiring.
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DemonMamoru Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
This design is awesome! I love it!
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MountainLygon Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
People seem to forget the "complementary" part of the definition of yin and yang. There are two kinds of opposites: Opposites of being, represented by the presence of something and a word describing its absence (such as light/darkness, heat/cold, sound/silence, etc.); and complementary opposites, represented by two things or ideas that are completely different, but neither can exist without the other (such as male/female, law/grace, etc.).

I'm not Buddhist, but I'm aware that anyone, regardless of religion, can have great spiritual truths revealed to them if they're willing to listen, and I think the concept thus christened yin yang might be one of them. What the people to whom said truths are revealed then do with those truths is another matter. Some distort them. Others write them down and forget them. And still others take them and put them into practice, and as a result are totally changed from the inside out, molded into the person they were made to be. The idea that yin and yang represent opposites in general--and that presence cannot exist without absence (or that absence exists unto itself at all)--is one such distortion.
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flyspider Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Student General Artist
didn't notice tat design o.o nm, sorry. It's perfect =]
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The-Fattness Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:
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flyspider Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Student General Artist
The Blue Lotus represents rebirth through the mirroring of the sunrise and set as well ^^ Would it bother you if I got this tattoo'ed? :D
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jadesoh Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
did you end up getting it?
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:iconflyspider:
flyspider Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Not yet, but only due to funding @.@ I was thinking about incorporating the Bagua as well as perhaps a zodiac ^^ would you be willing to elaborate to that tune? I'd love to see what you come up with!
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The-Fattness Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll tell you what I tell everyone. Go for it ;)
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jujudude Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG! soooooo beautiful!
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The-Fattness Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:
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MoonShadow269 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Student Writer
Whooooaaa! I love your idea and your design! Two matching flowers but in different colors. In other words: a complete balance!
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The-Fattness Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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Deaths-Lament Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
wow this is fantastic!
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The-Fattness Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:
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FBTLeahcar Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
i love the symbolism and meaning behind lotuses and yin yangs. i have two tattoos relating to yin and yang (i have a dragon representing yang( the white side) and my friend has yin). we got them to represent each other, cuz im more of a yin person. and i have the complete symbol on the back of my neck with orbs around one side (which i also have a slight obsession with). i dont have a lotus tattoo yet, but i think i will soon.
just in case you couldn't tell i LOVE your design
hehe ^.^
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The-Fattness Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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Von-Morjo Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its pretty :D
(sorry abaout my bad english)
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The-Fattness Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:
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Von-Morjo Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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Martialartmaster Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
absolutely beautiful
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The-Fattness Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:
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Martialartmaster Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
lol
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amezia Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow the flowers are beautiful
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The-Fattness Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:
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WIKI-Wiseman Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
amazing concept <3
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The-Fattness Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much :heart:
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sailor-mini-mars Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
I LOVE THIS PICTURE
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The-Fattness Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much :heart:
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sailor-mini-mars Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
ur welcome
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modeen19 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Has anyone gotten this done yet? It is a big design, may take a lot of courage...but I am seriously considering it as a post-PhD/30th birthday present to myself!
If anyone ended up getting this, where did you get it? And were there pics??

Promise I will post a pic if I get this! If it happens it'll be before Christmas :D
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The-Fattness Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope no one yet to my knowledge. Feel free to get it but if you do Please, Please send me a pic. Congrats on the PhD :D
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Shal0m3 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
I love this design and would like permission to have it tattooed on my body...would that be ok?
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The-Fattness Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Go for it my friend ;). I f you get a pic of it send it my way K
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Shal0m3 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
absolutely
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Nausicaa-7 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
hey, strange question (although this might not top the tattoo questions on a scale of weirdness) but i'm making a manga called "Byakuren" (c) me!:giggle:. In Japanese Byakuren means white lotus and when i typed it in on DA i found this and i was like this>>> :omg::omg:. So then i went>>> :sing: HALLELUJAH!!! cos i'd found a great piece to feture as my logo for Byakuren, so basically im asking permission to use it PWETTY PLEASE WITH A CHERRY ON TOP!
But the sad thing may be that i might change my mind later (damn me!) i do it ALL the time and i hate it i'm only saying this as a warnign that i might change my mind but i'm not saying for DEFINATE i will i'm just asking permission for now, u never know it may end up still on the cover at the end :w00t: YAY!
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The-Fattness Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey sure why not...Let me know what you decide :D K!
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Nausicaa-7 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
kk ^^ will do
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bchavez Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
i just have a question,,, i like your desing alot,, and i need to know if the yin yang can we used as a tattoo i want to get the half and my friend is a she can get the other half we know each other since like 20 years ago and now we are 30 yeas old???
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The-Fattness Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow that sounds like a great Idea. Sure you my use the design in that way if you wish. I'd like to see a pic of it when it's done ;)
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thelastflaw Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
May I get this as a Tattoo as well?
I have been searching for a yin yang design for over a year now, and I just fell in love with this design.
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The-Fattness Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes you may use it as a tattoo :D

Sorry for the late Reply I have had PC Problems :(
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thelastflaw Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
omg thank you so much
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Dragon-Tea Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009  Student Writer
May I get this tattooed on my body, please? :heart:
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jadesoh Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Did you end up getting it??
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