Baby Elephant & Adversity.

Via on Jul 26, 2012

In Buddhism, the lotus flower symbolizes adversity­—it grows in muddy water—and when it reaches the surface of the water, it becomes something beautiful.

Baby elephant coming out of the mud.

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Editor: Brianna Bemel


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About Robert Piper

Robert Piper is a speaker, writer, specialist in Eastern meditation systems, and an advocate for a happier society. His new book is called Meditation Muscle: America's New Workout for the Mind to Increase Happiness, Build Resiliency, and Excel Under Pressure. He writes for Origin Magazine, Huffington Post, and Elephant Journal. You can find him at his website on Facebook and Twitter.


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