High up on Zhu Shan where the lotus pond lies July 24, 2007Posted by asianpixmen in Activities, Culture, Flora/Plants, Other Countries, Places, Taiwan.
Some memories are worth their weight in gold. Pleasurable experiences are like wine or a great meal, long after the event is over, the memories have a lingering fragrance.
Somewhere up in Zhu Shan or Bamboo Mountain in Taiwan, there lies this lotus pond that has remnants of a blooming lotus spread. Even in the absence of the lotus flowers, the cool, fresh air holds a promise of a more beautiful tomorrow.
The Lotus symbol is much loved by the Chinese. It is said that saints and Gods are often depicted in pictures and drawings, sitting in meditation on Lotus flowers. Even Kuan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy, is seen pictorially standing lotus.
Hence over the millennia, the lotus flower or even the plant itself is revered as a religious symbol for spiritual enlightenment. Whenever, someone builds a lotus pond, the word that is often used to describe it is serenity.
The picture above is one such pond up in Zhu Shan, Taiwan. Time seems to stand still there. Tranquillity reigns supreme and the heart is forever at peace.