Chakra is a Sanskrit word, and etymologically means “wheel“; in fact, when a Chakra is in balance, it turns on itself in a clockwise direction. Indian poetry compares them with lotus flowers; each Chakra has a specific number of petals, which corresponds to the number of physical sub-plexuses that make up each major nerve plexus.
A White Lotus symbolizes Bodhi (Sanskrit for enlightenment). It symbolizes a pure body, mind and spirit, along with spiritual perfection and a pacification of one's nature. A lotus flower normally has eight petals, which corresponds to the Eightfold Path of Good Law. www.ehow.com/...
Many of us step foot on the path to spiritual enlightenment expecting it to lead us onward & upward, hoping to become something better than we are, & ready to gather all of the important things we need along the way. What a surprise it is when we eventually realize that this path isn't taking us onward, but inward, that we're not gathering things so much as letting the go, and that there was never anything more to aspire to than the truth of what we already are. --Cristen Rodgers
The Eight Auspicious Signs are very meaningful symbols of Buddhism, revealing our progress along the Buddhist path to enlightenment. They are also believed to bring blessings for people who include these in paintings, textiles, homes, and wherever else po