Profound Soul - A lotus flower represents purity of heart. They symbolize resurrection because many of the lilies close their flowers at night and reopen in the morning at first sunlight. Buddhists regard the lotus flower as a symbol of enlightenment because of the beautiful bloom that emerges from the mud. They also consider the lotus flower a symbol of purity, spontaneous generation and divine birth. Symmetry is another manifestation of the balance of Yin and Yang, of the unimpeded flow of ch'i.