"Hail to the Jewel
in the Lotus"
The Lotus flower is a symbol
of the sun and of creation and rebirth. At night the flower closes up
and submerges underwater, and at dawn it emerges and opens up again.
According to a popular creation myth, it was a giant lotus which first
rose out of the watery chaos in the beginning of time.
In the East, the Lotus flower
is viewed as a symbol of spiritual enfoldment.
The lotus has its roots in earthly mud, but as it grows upward in
aspiration toward the light, its petals open out into a beautiful
flower. Om Mani Padme Hum,
meaning, "Hail to the Jewel in the
Lotus" is the sacred mantra
of the Tibetans.
The lotus ring
contains the lotus flower symbol on both sides of the ring. The Hebrew
engraved translation is: "Life flows within
you and without you". This sentence holds the secret of
unification with the One. When our false ego dissolves we enter the
state of unification with the whole - hence life flows within you and