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Thursday, August 02, 2007

The LOTUS: Vietnam's National Flower






The people of Vietnam regard the Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) as one of the four graceful flowers and plants, along with the pine, bamboo, and chrysanthemum. Known as the ‘flower of the dawn’, the Lotus is found throughout the country at lakes and ponds. To the Vietnamese, the lotus is the symbol of purity, commitment and optimism for the future. The elegance of the lotus is often cited in the Vietnamese folk songs and poems.


In Buddhist symbolism, the lotus represents purity of body, speech, and mind, floating above the muddy waters of attachment and desire. The Buddha is often depicted sitting on a giant lotus leaf or blossom. According to legend, he was born with the ability to walk and everywhere he stepped, lotus flowers bloomed.


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--ASEAN Sec, Pisanu

7 Comments:

danyhael said...

it's beautiful.

Anonymous said...

IT'S SO PRETTY... I REALLY LOVE LOTUS

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what an amazing flower.

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