Purity in Lotus #china #buddhist #daoists #peoni #spring

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The lotus is the symbol of summer and fruitfulness and is one of the Eight Treasures of Buddhism. It represents purity and perfection. Lotus is a symbol of purity and innocence in China. It is a sacred flower that is used by Taoists and Buddhists. Residents of China use floral symbols: the peony is a symbol of spring, it is called the “king of flowers”, Chrysanthemum symbolizes long life, and daffodils bring good luck.

In ancient China, the lotus was seen as a symbol of purity and was sacred to both the Buddhists and Daoists while the peony (“King of Flowers”) symbolized spring.

Source: http://www.china-art-collection.com/en/discover-asia/culture/chinese-symbols.htm, http://wanderlord.com/interesting-about-china/