In many ways it can best be answered by understanding the Buddha’s attitude toward the human condition. In this respect, it is quite similar to the attitude of the Taoist, who was quite tolerant and sympathetic with the human spirit, and especially with the plight of the suffering common, though not universal, at the dawn of civilization. (The Buddha saw human beings as having a unique potential, which is the essence of Buddhist compassion. This might be compared to the Taoist attitude which takes the suffering of the masses as proof of the universality of the human condition. A compassionate Buddhism will not tolerate the suffering of the masses as such, but will try to help them by offering a “remedy” for individual suffering. In both these cases the human spirit is the common denominator.)
In Buddhism, the Lotus represents the supreme way for the people to be reborn. It is at the same time an expression of the divine compassion for all beings on earth. The Buddha used his unique wisdom to realize that human society is far more important than human race, and that people can be reborn in a better world than people they left behind. The Lotus symbolizes the true aspiration of the individual: “I will turn from myself and desire an ideal world like this…”
The Buddha’s teachings of compassion lead to an attitude of “I believe in you” and “I will always be with you.” When the Lotus symbolizes the human spirit in the world of suffering it is a true symbol of humanity as a whole… The world of suffering has been a great source of the suffering of the world but it is not an obstacle. It does not need to become the world of compassion and the universal spirit.
Where is the Lotus located in Buddhism?
The Lotus symbol is found throughout Chinese Buddhist teachings and in many other religions too. Although many Buddhists do not recognize the presence of the Lotus symbol on the Buddha’s Bodhi tree and do not realize the significance of that symbol, a few very interesting questions are arising.
A. The significance and use of the Lotus symbol in Buddhism?
Some Buddhists claim the significance of the symbol to be spiritual or religious, others say it is simply a beautiful form of advertising. Most people still believe the Lotus symbol is merely a beautiful form of advertising. The fact that it is in such high demand is very remarkable, given its significance. The symbol has certainly been utilized for centuries in various cultures and religions, such as in Hinduism, Chinese Buddhism, Hinduism,