Buddhist Lotus Flower (Padma) According to Buddhist principles, the heart of a person who has not attained enlightenment is the embodiement of a lotus that has not blossomed yet. Once enlightenment has been reached their heart becomes a lotus in bloom. This is why depictions of Buddha often show him seated upon an open lotus flower.
Let your love flow outward through the universe, To its height, its depth, its broad extent, A limitless love, without hatred or enmity. Then as you stand or walk, Sit or lie down, As long as you are awake, Strive for this with a one-pointed mind; Your life will bring heaven to earth. --Sutta Nipata ..*
Pura Lempuyang, Bali. (via Around the World) These stairs were in a repeated dream I kept having a year ago and it didn't make sense at the time because I didn't know where this was... Now I know two things....it's in Bali , and the dream wasn't for me..but for U!! You're gonna see the world!