Buddha: An ascetic sage on whose teachings Buddhism was founded. A prince who left all his born rights to find enlightenment and understand the true meaning of life. Meditating Buddha: known as the 'True Buddha'. Happy/ Laughing Buddha: Chinese folktales as an eccentric but much loved character who worked small wonders, an incarnation of the True Buddha.
Lotus: Symbol of purity of the body, speech, and mind while rooted in the mud. The idea of rising above our human/ lower nature to our higher, enlightened selves.