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Lotus of the heart by Nameda Lotus of the heart by Nameda
When creating my latest deviation



I played around with colours. As I loved both outcomes in the end, I decided to keep this one too and as it looks more Universe than earth bound due to the colours to make this one even more spiritual. To focus on bhakti, on love divine, the eternal, the source of life, the source of all that is.

In certain traditions it is believed, that souls emerge from a lotus. The bud of the lotus symbolizes potential, specifically of spiritual nature. Because the lotus rises from mud and unclean water to blossom as a pure, uncontaminated flower, it is a symbol of purity non-attachment and resurrection.

In the same way the individual consciousness goes through darkness and conflicts on its path to enlightenment as the so-called impurities of unenlightened thoughts and emotions gradually fade. The heart of beings is seen as an unopened lotus. When the spiritual nature develops, the lotus unfolds and blossoms.

The heart-lotus or "lotus of heart" is the centre of the infinite, omnipresent consciousness which connects with the consciousness of the universe. Through the intuition of the heart, one of man's divine gifts, the spiritual student can see the infinite, omnipresent consciousness as the lotus flower within himself.

The lotus is a symbol of Bhakti or love for God. Most people let their love flow towards the mundane world. But a devotee redirects his love only towards God, who resides with in one’s heart. Though God is present everywhere, it is in the heart, our spiritual centre, that He manifests as Param-Atma or the Supersoul. The heart of the devotee is the ‘Lord’s temple room.

Thus, the Lotus represents the heart. It is not the physical heart but the spiritual heart that the lotus represents. Mahanarayana Upanishad says, ‘In the citadel of the body, there is the small sinless and pure lotus of the heart which is the residence of the Supreme.

Om ॐ; in Devanagari as ओं oṃ [õː], औं auṃ [ə̃ũ], or 'ओ३म्' om [õːm]) is a mantra and mystical Sanskrit sound of Hindu origin, sacred and important in various religions.


The syllable "om" is first described as all-encompassing mystical entity in the Upanishads. It is believed, that as creation began, the divine, all-encompassing consciousness took the form of the first and original vibration manifesting as sound "OM". Before creation began it was the emptiness or the void. This void represents more than nothingness, because everything then existed in a latent state of potentiality. The vibration of "OM" symbolises the manifestation of God in form. "OM" is the reflection of the absolute reality, it is said to be without beginning or the end and embracing all that exists.

The mantra "OM" is the name of God, the vibration of the Supreme. When taken letter by letter, A-U-M represents the divine energy (Shakti) united in its three elementary aspects, creation, preservation liberation, and/or destruction. Om is said to be the primordial sound that was present at the creation of the universe. It is said to be the original sound that contains all other sounds, all words, all languages and all mantras.

In Bhagavad Gitā (9.17): Lord Krishna says to Arjuna – "I am the father of this universe, the mother, the support and the grandsire. I am the object of knowledge, the purifier and the syllable oṃ.

The sanskrit words translate as Radha Krsna. Radha Krishna (IAST rādhā-kṛṣṇa, Sanskrit राधा कृष्ण) are collectively known within Hinduism as the combination of both the feminine as well as the masculine aspects of God. Krishna is often referred as svayam bhagavan in Gaudiya Vaishnavism and Radha is Krishna's supreme beloved. With Krishna, Radha is acknowledged as the Supreme Goddess, for it is said that she controls Krishna with Her love. It is believed that Krishna enchants the world, but Radha "enchants" even Him. Therefore She is the supreme goddess of all. Radha Krishna".

It is believed that Krishna has left the circle of the rasa dance to search for Radha. It is also believed that Radha is not just one cowherd maiden, but is the origin of all the gopis, or divine personalities that participate in the rasa dance. In Vedic and Puranic literature, Radhas and other forms of the root >rAdh have meaning of ‘perfection’, ‘success’ and even ‘wealth’.

Original photo NO STOCK but used with kind permission of :iconmadgardens: Thanks so much Ralph :glomp:
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LDFranklin Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014   Photographer
Wow!  This is just magical!!
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:iconnameda:
Nameda Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
thanks :D
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VisAnastasis Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, it's very beautiful! :iconiloveyouplz:
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Nameda Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
thank you :D
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innerviki Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
I love these flowers 
and I must say that the colour manipulation here is very interesting
it adds much brightness and introduces a scent of magic :heart:
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Nameda Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks :) Glad you enjoy I have a second version of this one, and two digital drawings of a lotos in my gallery
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O-Tripp Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful nanipulation.  The original is also lovely, such soft pinks.  Beautiful.
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Nameda Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks dear I made a second one have a k´look there too :)
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msfowle Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Beautiful done! :love:
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Nameda Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks hun :)
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allison731 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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Nameda Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
yay a second one :dance: thanks so much
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allison731 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconyourwelcomeplz::iconyourwelcomeplz2::iconyourwelcomeplz3: :sun:
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Digithalie Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very beautiful :heart:
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Nameda Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
thank you :D
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WalkinginDreamlight Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the musical harmony within you :heart:

Spellbinding art :hug:
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Nameda Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
:hug: thanks bunches :D Makes my day when someone seems to feel my art a rare treat :huggle:
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WalkinginDreamlight Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:aww: you're welcome :hug:

I like it when I view art that makes my heart smile :)
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Nameda Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
:D me too
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WalkinginDreamlight Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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itachixsakura7777 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
Pretty 
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Nameda Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks :)
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AkaneCeles Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Hey there :heart: Featured this in my latest journal entry. I love the color scheme here ^_^ It's very lovely, as always!
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Nameda Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks Cely :hug: much appreciated sweetheart!
nice to see you a little active again
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AkaneCeles Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
I'm gonna try. I've fallen off the face of the earth, but a friend of mine is moving in with us and she's always been a good inspiration when it comes to drawing.
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Nameda Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
:thumbsup: its about time youn get going and improving again hun!!
Whats an artist without his art? not complete to say the least
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DragonsChest Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Professional Writer
Wonderful image... :aww:
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Nameda Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
thank you :D
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DragonsChest Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Professional Writer
You are most welcome... :dance:
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SetsiAngelSailor Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
it's too much better, cosmic lotus :D
good job :clap:
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Nameda Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks hun :hug:
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SetsiAngelSailor Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome:)
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
tis lovely indeed
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Miztar Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this.. Can I have it as my desktop image? :la:
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Nameda Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
if you use it only for that and dont crop out my logo yes go ahead, thanks for asking
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Miztar Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yey I won't! Thank you :)
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Nameda Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
:D
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