Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Importance of the Lotus Flower in Chinese Culture
Importance of the Lotus Flower in Chinese Culture The lotusÃ¢â¬â¢ importance comes from Buddhism, and is one of the eight precious things in Buddhism. The lotus is said to bloom in Beijing on lunar April 8 (the BuddhaÃ¢â¬â¢s birthday) and lunar January 8 is Lotus Day. A cultural taboo related to the lotus isÃ if a woman sews on lunar Lotus Day, she will have menstrual trouble. The lotus (Ã¨â ®Ã¨Å ±, lin huÃ , Ã¨ ·Ã¨Å ±, hÃ © huÃ ) is known as the gentlemanÃ¢â¬â¢s flower because it grows out from the mud, pure and unstained. The he in a manÃ¢â¬â¢s name indicates he is either a Buddhist or connected to Buddhism. The he in a womanÃ¢â¬â¢s name is a wish that she be pure and respected. Ã¨â ® (lin) sounds similar to Ã¨ ¯ (lin, to bind, connect as in marriage); Ã¦Ëâ¬(lin) means to love while Ã¥ »â° (lin) means modesty; Ã¨ · (hÃ ©)sounds similar to Ã¥âÅ' ( hÃ ©, also, one after another, uninterrupted). trouble. In Buddhism, the Lotus Symbolizes: One who comes out of mire but is not sulliedInwardly empty, outwardly uprightPurityFruit, flower and the stalk of the lotus past, present and future Famous Pictures and Sayings Related to the Lotus Lotus bloom with a leaf and bud means a complete union.Magpie sitting on the stamens of a blown lotus and picking seeds: xiguo may you have the joy (xi) of passing one exam (guo) after another (lian)A boy with a carp (yu) beside a lotus (lian) means may you have abundance (yu) year in and year out (lian).Two lotus blooms or a lotus and a blossom on one stem means wish for shared heart and harmony, because Ã¨ · (hÃ ©) means union.A lotus (which represents a girl) and a fish (symbolizing a boy) means love.Red lotus blossom symbolizes the female genitals, and courtesans were often called red lotus.Lotus stem symbolizes the male genitalsA blue lotus stem (qing) symbolizes cleanliness and modestyLotus symbolizes He Xian-gu.The picture of a man on a boat surrounded by lotus blossoms is writer and philosopher Zhou Dun-yi (1017 to 1073) who liked the flower.