The Lotus is a symbol of beauty, purity and divinity throughout history and all over the world. Vedic Indians, Tibetan and South Indian Buddhists, Japanese and Koreans,

all chose the Lotus as an auspicious and divine symbol


I take the Lotus as a symbol of my writings and like the Buddhists,

not only because of the elevating attributes associated with the image,

but because this beautiful Lotus flower, which blooms in the air

and floats on the waters of the world

. . . is rooted in the mud.

Inspired by this understanding,

I try to integrate the whole flower of life: gross, subtle, causal and transcendent - 

root, mud, water, air and light . . .