“The lotus is the most famous flower associated with good Feng Shui. Its presence brings out the softer virtues of mankind, creating an environment of harmony and gentle good energies in homes that display it. It is believed that the lotus blossom inspires peace and contentment. The lotus blossom is also strongly associated with the Buddhism and growing a lotus will engender a growth of spiritual consciousness. The pink lotus symbolizes the purity and wonder of our awakened Buddha nature. The Buddha and Kuan Yin are always described as sitting, standing on the lotus throne, or holding the stem of a lotus flower.” (Note: As my donation, the original paintings of “The Lotus and Buddhism” have been shipped to Daifukuji Temple in Hawaii on 09/18/2017.)