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One of the most well-known, inspiring and sacred flowers is the lotus flower. The lotus thrives in muddy waters, spreading its roots into the dark muck below. The stalk is tall and strong, and the blooms are large, dramatic and beautiful.

The journey of the lotus inspires many and is revered in many different religions and cultures.

Lotus flower quotes inspire us to stay soft and peaceful even in the hardest of situations, and to bloom regardless of the environment we grew up in.

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Beautiful Lotus Flower Quotes

1.”Like the lotus flower that is born out of mud, we must honor the darkest parts of ourselves and the most painful of our life’s experiences, because they are what allow us to birth our most beautiful self.” – Debbie Ford

2. “The lotus comes from the murkiest water but grows into the purest thing.” – Nita Ambani

3. “Be like a lotus. Let the beauty of your heart speak. Be grateful to the mud, water, air and the light.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray quote about flowers

4. “This world will throw mud at you. It’s your choice to get buried under the mud or bloom like a lotus!” ― KP Singh

5. “No mud, no lotus.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

6. “May I live like the lotus at ease in the muddy water.” – Unknown

7. “From the mud of adversity grows the lotus of joy.” – Carolyn Marsden

Buddha Sayings about the Lotus

Buddha had a lot of sayings to inspire blooming in these lotus flower quotes.

8. “The lotus flower blooms most beautifully from the deepest and thickest mud.” – Buddha

Buddha lotus quote

9. “As a lotus flower is born in water, grows in water and rises out of water to stand above it unsoiled, so I, born in the world, raised in the world having overcome the world, live unsoiled by the world.” – Buddha

10. “As the lotus rises on its stalk unsoiled by the mud and water, so the wise one speaks of peace and is unstained by the opinions of the world.” – Buddha

11.“Water surrounds the lotus flowers, but does not wet its petals.” – Buddha

12.“From life to life, never finding peace. If you are filled with desire your sorrows swell like the grass after the rain. But if you subdue desire your sorrows shall fall from you like drops of water from a lotus flower.” – Buddha.

Calming Lotus Phrases

13. “If you feel lost, disappointed, hesitant, or weak, return to yourself, to who you are, here and now and when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong.” – Masaru Emoto

14. “Whenever you should doubt your self-worth, remember the lotus flower. Even though it plunges to life from beneath the mud, it does not allow the dirt that surrounds it to affect its growth or beauty.” – Suzy Kassem

Calming Suzy Kassem quote

15. “Remain in the world, act in the world, do whatsoever is needful, and yet remain transcendental, aloof, detached, a lotus flower in the pond.” -Osho, The Secret of Secrets

16. “When the mind is silent like a lake the lotus blossoms.” – Amit Ray

17. “When the Sun of awareness rises, the thousand-petal lotus blossoms, and the golden light of blissful silence illumines your inner sky.” -Banani Ray

18. “The lotus flower shall sit upon the waters of my heart.” -Anthony T. Hincks

19. “Live life in its totality. And living in the world, don’t be of it. Live in the world like a lotus flower in water: it lives in water, but the water touches it not.” – Osho

Thích Nhất Hạnh Lotus Flower Quotes

20. “Most people are afraid of suffering. But suffering is a kind of mud to help the lotus flower of happiness grow. There can be no lotus flower without the mud.” -Thích Nhất Hạnh

21. “NO MUD, NO LOTUS. Both suffering and happiness are of an organic nature, which means they are both transitory; they are always changing. The flower, when it wilts, becomes the compost. The compost can help grow a flower again. Happiness is also organic and impermanent by nature. It can become suffering and suffering can become happiness again.” -Thích Nhất Hạnh

22. “There is the mud, and there is the lotus that grows out of the mud. We need the mud in order to make the lotus.” -Thích Nhất Hạnh

23. It’s like growing lotus flowers. You cannot grow lotus flowers on marble. You have to grow them on the mud. Without mud, you cannot have lotus flowers. Without suffering, you have no way to learn how to be understanding and compassionate.” -Thích Nhất Hạnh

24. “If I say “A lotus for you, a Buddha to be,” it means, “I see clearly the Buddha nature in you.” -Thích Nhất Hạnh

25. “Out of suffering, a lotus flower of happiness can open.” -Thích Nhất Hạnh

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26. “Just like the lotus we too have the ability to rise from the mud, bloom out of the darkness and radiate into the world.” – Unknown

27. Like a lotus, I will always rise.

28. “One must be a lotus to emerge from mucky waters clean.” -Will Advise

29. “The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.” – Mulan

30. “Every day, let our words blossom lotus in someone’s heart.” – Amit Ray

31. “She even smells like sin, like some exotic lotus.” -George R.R. Martin, “A Feast for Crows”

32. “The lotus flower sees only filth all its life yet turns beautiful” –Rajesh

33. “The lotus flower is a reminder of the beauty that comes from change, the magic that a new beginning brings, and the seed of potential that’s buried in the most unlikely places.” -Jennifer Williamson

34. “Live Lotus Life. Live like a Lotus. Untouched from external environments. Keep your Energy and Vibrations high. Create your own identity.” – Purvi Raniga

P. Raniga Quote live lotus life

Lotus Quotes for New Beginnings

Enjoy a new beginning no matter your environment with these lotus flower quotes that will show bowing and blooming to be deeply connected.

35. Fate is but a dying wish… Of a world that is beyond control. Like a single lotus flower, the future blossoms; Upon its petals, two people shall be free. ― Youka Nitta, Embracing Love, Vol. 5

36. “A flower can’t grow without rain. Too much rain and it drowns. And yet the most beautiful of the lotus flowers are the ones that grow in the deepest mud.” – Sherrilyn Kenyon

37. “May we exist like a lotus, / At home in the muddy water. / Thus we bow to life as it is.” -Zen

Zen Quote about lotus flower life

38. “For a lotus to bloom, she must forge her way through this terrible darkness, avoid being eaten by fish and insects, and keep pressing onward, innately knowing, or at least hoping, that there is sunlight somewhere above the water’s surface, if she can only summon the strength to get there. And when she does, she emerges unscathed by her journey and blooms triumphantly.”  -Sarah Jio,”All the Flowers in Paris”

39. “Woke before the morning sun / I found it tucked beneath the hills / I sat and watched it rise / It hit the sky and burst to flames / The lotus flower’s / Got me thinking bout the way that we live / I’ve got this feeling / It’s gonna stop” -Cage the Elephant, “Lotus”

40. “A lotus pedal in the wind, a blossom in the stream / The morning dew falls on my face and wakes me from my dream” -Phish

41. “Healing is comparable to a garden. It needs tended to on a consistent basis. For weeds to be pulled out. The garden needs water and sunshine in effort to grow. Like a lotus flower, you will sprout through the soil, reaching up through the dark water towards the sunlight, stretching to the surface where you will beautifully bloom.”  -Dana Arcuri, Soul Cry: Releasing & Healing the Wounds of Trauma

Live like a Lotus

42. Out of the mud of your fears, struggles, pain and confusion, the lotus flower of your inner heart will spontaneously grow.

43. “Your heart is full of fertile seeds, waiting to sprout. Just as a lotus flower springs from the mire to bloom splendidly, the interaction of the cosmic breath causes the flower of the spirit to bloom and bear fruit in this world.” -Morihei Ueshiba

44. “Don’t let the mediocrity that surrounds you affect the creative machinery of your rich mind. Like how the incandescent beauty of the magnificent lotus is unaffected by the swampy mud that surrounds it.” -Rajesh

Live like a lotus Rajesh quote

45. “The lotus is the most beautiful flower, whose petals open one by one. But it will only grow in the mud. In order to grow and gain wisdom, first you must have the mud — the obstacles of life and its suffering. … The mud speaks of the common ground that humans share, no matter what our stations in life.” -Goldie Hawn

46. “The ultimate source of energy, the sun is ready to set. The leaves of the blooming lotus flower in the pond are losing their luster. A bumblebee, sitting on that lotus is enjoying the romantic pleasure and murmuring passionate songs.” – Manmohan Acharya

47. “The lotus has the ability to survive beyond the mercurial nature of weather (storms, frost). The lotus is one strong, powerful, and resilient flower that blossoms in a substance (mud) that none of us would want to touch.” -Robin Caldwell

48. “Every struggle is like mud—there are always some lotus seeds waiting to sprout.” – Amit Ray

49. “Lotus flowers lead harrowing journeys. Their seeds sprout in murky swamp water, thick with dirt and debris and snarls of roots.” -Sarah Jio

50. “The lotus flower is troubled at the sun’s resplendent light; with sunken head and sadly she dreamily waits for the night.” -Heinrich Heine

51. Unfold your petals like a lotus.

Lotus Sayings to Help You Blossom

52. “Life has many petals. Spirituality is unfolding those petals with love, responsibility, equanimity, creativity, and compassion.” – Amit Ray

53. “Like the lotus flower, business blooms in the mud, and in the dark of night. The lotus is an amazing creation of God, because for all of its beauty, it is the sum total of work performed in a mess.” –Robin Caldwell

54. “I wish I could see a cherry blossom or a lotus flower. Where could they be?” –Susumu Katsumata

55. “You must be a lotus, unfolding its petals when the sun rises in the sky, unaffected by the slush where it is born or even the water which sustains it.” –Sai Baba

56. Whether we have it all or we have nothing, we are all faced with the same obstacles: sadness, loss, illness, dying and death. If we are to strive as human beings to gain more wisdom, more kindness and more compassion, we must have the intention to grow as a lotus and open each petal one by one.” -Goldie Hawn

57. “When you are born a lotus flower, be a beautiful lotus flower, don’t try to be a magnolia flower. If you crave acceptance and recognition, and try to change yourself to fit what other people want you to be, you will suffer all your life. True happiness and true power lie in understanding yourself, accepting yourself, and having confidence in yourself.” –Nhat Hanh

58. “You cannot separate lotus flowers from the mud. It is the same with understanding and love. These are two kinds of flowers that grow on the ground of suffering.” –Nhat Hanh

Nhat Hanh Quote

59. “Yesterday, it was relaxation day. So I sat in a lotus position and closed my eyes to meditate.” – Ana Claudia Antunes

60. “Deep within the self is the Light of God. It radiates throughout the expanse of His creation. Through the Guru’s teachings, the darkness of spiritual ignorance is dispelled. The heart lotus flower blooms forth and eternal peace is obtained, as one’s light merges into the Supreme Light.” –Guru Amar Das

Lotus Song Lyrics

61. “Slowly we unfurl / As lotus flowers / ‘Cause all I want is the moon upon a stick / Just to see what if / Just to see what is” -Radiohead

62. “Most people are afraid of suffering / But suffering is a kind of mud to help / The lotus flower of happiness grow / There can be no lotus flower without the mud” -Vagabond Maurice

63. “Be alive now / Let me open the door / Let the music captivate and make the voices still / And see the light
See the lotus flower / Spinnin’ around within / Openin’ up all new worlds to explore” -Blackalicious

64. “White lotus petals glide through the wave / My hope’s the devils don’t find you today / Find you a place, you can zen, meditate / Educate from within, without all the things” -Wave-Sama

65. “Songbird, rebirth, unearth creature / Submerge from hurt, pain, broken pieces / Emergency, heartbeat increases / Rise up lotus, rise, this is the beginning / This is the beginning” -Christina Aguilera

Quotes to Inspire Growth

66. “Writing is a very focused form of meditation. Just as good as sitting in a lotus position.” -Alan Moore

67. Lotus Pose is traditionally known to calm the mind and prepare the practitioner for deep meditation.

68. “The seated lotus postures are an amazing way to go into meditation, or simply just to take a moment to ground oneself.” -Christy Turlington

69. Lotus Pose has the power to settle your nerves, awaken your energy, and quiet your mind. -Yoga Magazine

How to do the lotus yoga position

70. “Droplets of water would roll around the surface of a lotus leaf and not leave any trace.” -Zhou Qunfei

71. Be yourself and you will shine in the darkest waters.

72. The lotus flower may look delicate, but it is resilient and strong.

73. The beautiful lotus flower grows in muddy ponds and blooms bright, symbolizing the power of the human spirit to rise above its circumstances.

We hope this collection of lotus quotes and captions inspires you to grow out of any harsh situation and bloom to your full potential! 

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