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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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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]

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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...| |
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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
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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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