Recognized by many of the world’s cultures for thousands of years, the lotus flower is a symbol of stainless purity. The lotus seed contains perfectly formed leaves, an intricate template for the adult plant. Growing out of muddy water, the lotus flower itself is strong, clean, and bright. During the day it rises above the water and opens, petal by petal, towards the sun. In the evening it folds its petals in and sinks beneath the water’s surface.
A symbol of radiant intelligence and illumination, the blue lotus (nymphaea caerulea) is known for its mystical attributes. Many cultures revere it for its purity and consider it a symbol of Enlightenment and resurrection. Egyptians, Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, and Buddhists all find the lotus appearing in important pieces of art. In Egypt, monuments, papyrus scrolls, pillars, and thrones feature a picture of the flower and honor Ra, the bringer of light. In Buddhism, the blue lotus symbolizes the victory of spirit over the senses, and the triumph of wisdom over suffering. In India, the flower represents the individual’s unfoldment and the soul’s expansion.
At Blue Lotus Chai Company, we cherish the human spirit and value the wisdom of love in action. We are honored to take the name of this sacred plant for our company’s symbol.