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Lotus seeds sprouting.

Okay, I'm lost. Can anyone tell me what that the meaning of a sprouting lotus seed mean?

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  • karastikarasti Breathing Minnesota Moderator
    No mud, no lotus. No manure, no flower. No dealing with crap, no beauty either. You can't have one without the counterpart.
    robotlobsterVastmindcvalue
  • VastmindVastmind Memphis, TN Veteran
    edited February 2014
    Just a side note I can't resist.....
    Do you know you can eat lotus seeds? Inside the pod....
    Tastes like soft macadamia's....

    This past summer, my daughter and I sat by the pond
    at the monastery with a group of nuns and snacked while
    they shared the (Lotus) teaching....

    Yik_Yis_Yii
  • Vastmind said:

    Just a side note I can't resist.....
    Do you know you can eat lotus seeds? Inside the pod....
    Tastes like soft macadamia's....

    This past summer, my daughter and I sat by the pond
    at the monastery with a group of nuns and snacked while
    they shared the (Lotus) teaching....

    They make a delicious paste too which tastes like marzipan. Often used in Chinese cakes.
    In Chinese medicine they are used for reducing body heat.
  • the lotus also represents non-clinging, as water beads and rolls right off.
    lobster
  • genkakugenkaku Northampton, Mass. U.S.A. Veteran
    Or, as St. Augustine put it, we are all born between shit and piss.
  • anatamananataman Who needs a title? Where am I? Veteran
    Has anyone tried to grow one?

    Seriously, I looked into it and it's quite a specialist thing to do in uk. I didn't have the time a few years ago. Maybe now might be the time to start.
    Mettha
  • Thank you, everything helped. :D
  • anataman said:

    Has anyone tried to grow one?

    Seriously, I looked into it and it's quite a specialist thing to do in uk. I didn't have the time a few years ago. Maybe now might be the time to start.
    Mettha

    No.
    Ideally you require an indoor, conservatory or greenhouse pool and ideally extra artificial lighting for flowering.
    http://www.watergardenplants.co.uk

    You can see them when available at Kew Gardens. They have a strange 'ambience' unlike most other plants.
    http://www.kew.org/plants-fungi/Nelumbo-nucifera.htm

    If you grow them, getting local sangha to come and see and bless should make the effort worthwhile . . . :)
  • That Lotus House in Kew is wonderful.
    Particularly when the green parakeets fly overhead..
    For those that may not know, tropical parakeets escaped several decades ago from aviaries near London. It was assumed that they would not survive cold winters...in fact they have thrived and spread.
    Over Kew and other parts of Surrey, including where we live, they fly noisily and with green beauty..
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