This means lotus blossom in sanskrit, I believe
It encapsulates the reality of the mystic law, because it represents
-the dynamic of flow (nothing stays the same). (a lotus blossom is located in water)
-this particular flower seeds and blooms at the same time, representing the simultanaity of cause and effect. (causes are TWA: thoughts, words, and actions, which set the stage for when the time comes later in the right environmental circumstances to manifest the reality of these twa's) "Each cause registers an effect in the depths of life."
-out from the muck and mire, the lotus blossom produces beauty. loveliness.
(boy, you can say that again) Let's hear it for Blossom (and bubbles, and buttercup)
It's this last part of it that stands out primarily to me. I see a lot of potential in A LOT of muck and mire.
ANyway, NMRK. The SGI would remind you that the ENTIRE phrase holds the key. "Chanting nam-myoho-renge-kyo is the deepest cause we can make in order to achieve our desired effect"
(It's Nichiren Daishonin's version of Jesus's Our Father)
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