The lotus grows in the mud and mire,
yet blossoms into a beautiful flower,
unfolding its sparkling petals toward the sun.
May the lotus inspire us to nurture the beauty
of our own human consciousness.
Although it has no value,
beauty is an intrinsic quality of all things
because all things are interconnected.
The beauty of the sunrise is the beauty
of kindness is the beauty of the river
is the beauty of you yourself.