Symbols - What does heaven look like
The symbolic attainment of the ascending path up the soul is often seen in visions and also symbolically represented in texts as a lotus.
A lotus is an ideal symbol.
It has its roots in the ‘Earth’, its leaves float on the Water layer , its stem then rises up through the Air and its flower opens up like a crown chakra as the Higher Spirit accepts spiritual nourishment from the Sun [the Creator] – see Trinity symbolism. It is also roughly speaking in the shape of a cross, the sign of the ascent of man and the cardinal directions in the Egg.
The Buddha sits on a lotus – he has gone beyond his own soul cone and is in the Creator/Created section having united with his Higher Spirit.
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