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  • Sandal-wood or Tagara, a lotus-flower, or a Vassiki, among these sorts of perfumes, the perfume of virtue is unsurpassed.

    The Dhammapada

  • Upon the other wall you will see the lotus-flower, which opens at the rising of the sun and closes at its setting; the enigmatic double-headed ducklings and the picture of a gazelle, which is doubtless the representation of the pet which, bound in mummy trappings, was found beside its royal mistress in the tomb.

    The Hawk of Egypt

  • He stands upon a lotus-flower, and about his feet there lies a pile of pebbles, to which pile each wayfarer adds a fresh pebble.

    Peeps at Many Lands: Japan

  • He will, while dying, see a golden lotus-flower, like the disk of the sun, appearing before his eyes; in a moment he will be born in the world of highest happiness.

    Buddhism and Buddhists in China

  • Remember, as I loved that Indian maiden with a passion which death has not chilled, so I loathe my rival with a hatred infinite and all-consuming; for, somehow, I know that demon crushed out the life of my fragile lotus-flower.

    The Darrow Enigma

  • On men, as thou thy rain-jets on the lotus-flower.

    Translations of Shakuntala and Other Works

  • If thou be born in the poor man's hovel, yet have wisdom, then wilt thou be like the lotus-flower growing out of the mire.

    The Essence of Buddhism

  • To pick the water-chestnut and the lotus-flower with a quick, light hand!

    Fir-Flower Tablets: Poems Translated From the Chinese

  • "O God, the gem emerging from the lotus-flower." ...

    The Profits of Religion, Fifth Edition

  • The lotus-flower pedestal was three or four feet above the ground; the Buddha was about six feet high.

    Diaries of Court Ladies of Old Japan


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