Painting: Children Carrying a Lotus Flower

 

It is known that lotus flowers grow out of the mud yet remain pure and unpolluted. They are called the 'true gentlemen of flowers'. Poems about lotus flowers started to appear in China three or four thousand years ago. Legend has it that the Western Paradise of Ultimate Bliss (a heavenly paradise said to be Buddha Amitabha's paradise) is filled with lotus flowers whose majestic beauty cannot be described in words. Here we can see a group of children playfully carrying a large lotus flower.

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