About the Lotus Symbol...
The lotus flower is viewed as a sacred flower by Hindus, Buddhists (the Buddha is often depicted sitting on a giant lotus blossom), and the ancient Egyptians. A lotus flower normally has eight petals, which corresponds to the Eightfold Path.
The reason for this sacred status has to do with the ability of the beautiful lotus to rise and bloom above muddy waters ~ a symbol of achieving enlightenment in the midst of daily existence. The lotus also signifies purification ~ it resembles the purifying of the spirit which is born into "murkiness". Lotus flowers traditionally appear in a variety of colors, with each color having a specific meaning (our thanks to BuddhaStation.com for the following information):
~ White Lotus ... Symbolized bodhi (Sanskrit for enlightenment). It symbolizes a pure body, mind and spirit, along with spiritual perfection and a pacification of one’s nature.
~ Pink Lotus ... The supreme lotus, it is often associated with the highest deity, the Buddha himself.
~ Blue Lotus ... Symbolizes the control of the spirit over one’s material senses. It also symbolizes knowledge, wisdom and intelligence.
~ Purple Lotus ... Known as the mystic lotus, and is only represented in a few esoteric Buddhist sects.
~ The Golden Lotus has two meanings ... one is the symbol for the achievement of enlightenment and the other points towards a real flower which is beyond our normal perception.
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The Lotus Flower Meditation Window is also available in a variety of border colors, including amethyst, mauve, turquoise, teal, gold, cobalt blue, or color of your choice ~ if you don't see the color you want listed, please let us know and we'll do our best to match your request.
About our work schedule...
Each window is individually & carefully handmade, and therefore one of a kind. Order online now or give us a call to have your window placed onto our work schedule. If you need your window by a specific date, please allow us at least 2 weeks for construction, plus allow one more full week for the delivery process.
About Contois Reynolds stained glass windows...
Our studio specializes in making stained glass windows that are easy-to-hang, so you can change the window's location at any time or take it with you if you should move to another home. Our genuine stained glass windows are meant to be hung inside the room, in front of your existing clear glass. Your selection will arrive with solid brass loops securely soldered into each side, which allows for quick hanging with either picture wire or fishline (none of our windows are heavy).
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