This Original concept contains two powerful Symbols of Enlightenment:
The Lotus Blossom and the Aum Symbol. The Lotus has been used for millenia as a
symbol of the Flowering of Conciousness from the muck of the Material World.
With its roots in the mud, the lotus rises through the murky water to blossom clean and bright,
symbolizing Purity, Resurrection, and the Enlightened Being that emerges undefiled
from the Chaos and Illusion of the World. The eight-pedaled lotus symbolizes Cosmic Harmony,
and the thousand-pedaled lotus, Spiritual Illumination. In Egyptian mythology, the lotus was
associated with the Sun, because it blooms by day and closes by night. The lotus also
symbolizes Rebirth and serves to remind us of the miracle of Beauty, Light and Life, and to
communicate an understanding of the Tao and our place in the world.
Above the Lotus, as if it's fragrance, is the Aum symbol. The Aum pictogram can be seen
as a Bow with the Arrow of Spirit taking flight on a Spiritual Quest.
The creator of this design, Chris Bennett, put it thus: "Our Soul becomes like an
arrow in flight though the barrier of our limitations to the Source of
the all-unfolding flow of Creation called Aum."
An original Chris Bennett design