Lotus Flower Buddha

Why does Buddhism use the lotus flower as a symbol? (GDD-376, Master Sheng-Yen)

Lotus Flower Buddha

The lotus flower is described in Buddhism as pure and undefiled, and as being of great benefit. It teaches us to become a person of pure wisdom, who cultivates the bodhisattva path among ordinary people, learns to be free of greed, hatred, and delusion, and only gives and contributes to our world...

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