August 10, 2013
A sacred lotus flower in Kencho-ji
In the fierce sun of midsummer, the graceful flowers of sacred lotus are blooming high above the water surface one after another and softly emitting their celestial aroma into the scorching air.
In Buddhist culture, the noble and dignified figure of a sacred lotus flower, which majestically rises up and finely blooms from the depth of stained muddy water, represents the infinite wisdom and mercy of Buddha.
In the Pure Land in the West, Amitabha is standing on this pure and unstained flower to mercifully save all living things from their sufferings.