The Sacred Lotus
 Ancient Egyptian art work depicted a variety of lilies which rise from muddy waters to blossom, making it a symbol of purity and resurrection. The blue and white varieties were used in medicinal preparations.  In mathematics, the lotus hieroglyph symbolized the number one-thousand. In Egyptian mythology, the lotus was associated with the sun, because it bloomed by day, and closed by night. The lotus was even believed to have given birth to the sun. The lotus figures in a number of Egyptian creation stories.  It is particularly associated with the resurrected god Osiris.
In Buddhism the white lotus symbolizes Bodhi, the state of total mental purity and spiritual perfection, and the pacification of our nature. The flower is considered pure as it is able to emerge from murky waters in the morning and be perfectly clean. It generally has eight petals corresponding to the Noble Eightfold Path of the Good Law. It is the lotus found at the heart of the Garbhadhatu Mandala, being the womb or embryo of the world.
 New Kmt encourages people to be like the lotus flower ever rising from the muddy waters of life to seek a sense of completion & achievement. Our events work to promote physical fitness & healthy lifestyle habits.
By means of microscopic observation and astronomical projection the lotus flower can become the foundation for an entire theory of the universe and an agent whereby we may perceive Truth".
Yukio Mishima