White Lotus in a Pond
The sacred nature of the lotus is expressed in the famous mantra Om mani padme hum – O jewel in the lotus flower – which signifies the jewel of man’s divinity living within the lotus, and also the jewel of cosmic divinity living within the lotus (man). This powerful mantra, and the symbol of the lotus, is stating that “I am in You and You are in me” – the unity and inner divine potential of all existence. The mantra and the lotus are also a symbol for divine protection. (While called a lotus, this flower is botanically classified as a water lily.)
This original photographic art piece by nature spirit photographer Atala Toy is pigment on paper – available as a 5×7 card with envelope, a signed 11×14 matted photograph and an 18×24 signed matted photograph.