No lotus...

We all face our personal trials in life. Challenges and hardships to overcome, to allow ourselves to be raised into attainment of our full potential. For this we need to embrace life to the fullest.

Experience all the happiness and the suffering, allowing it to fill our hearts and minds, allowing it to flow through our entire beings without resisting it. The acceptance to feel everything and use it into our own awareness of life. 

This carving Kongtai made, with the understanding of the Birth of a Bodhisattva. 

A Bodhisattva is a being who has developed the devotion and wish, to attain the enlightened state of awareness, into the benefit to all sentient beings. And has reached the stage in this journey, where it is confirmed this personal devotion will manifest. 

For this rebirth to happen. Life needs to be experienced to the fullest. 

Like a budding of a lotus flower, the lotus could never have existed, without growing out of the mud first.