Paola González M.

Paola González M.
Paola González Contemporary Fine Artist

jueves, 22 de diciembre de 2011

Jewels of the Lotus

Artwork: Samsara, 30 cm X 200cm, Acrylics and Genuine 24 K Gold.
From the Series: Jewels of the Lotus
Inspired by the Om Mane Padme Hum Mantra- The Mantra of Compassion



The Jewel in the Lotus

This is the Highest Mantra for Mankind

gifted to us by the thousand Buddhas
out of their compassion
for all sentient beings.

It purify us and free us from all our negative
emotions of the Mind and speech.

Hence it is beneficial and a most valubale saviour
not only during Life on Earth
but also after Life.

By saying this Mantra , you will never be born in the
lower realms . You will always receive a deva or
human body or be born in a pure land of Buddha.

Each syllable in this six syllable Mantra liberates us
from one realm of suffering out of each of the six realms
of suffering filled existence.

OM liberates and purifies us from the emotions of
bliss and pride in the samsaric realm
of the Gods.

MA liberates and purifies us from the emotions of
jealousy and lust for entertainment in the samsaric realm
of Demi-Gods.

NI liberates and purifies us from the emotions of
passion and desire in the samsaric realm
of Humans.

PAD liberates and purifies us from the emotions of
stupidity and prejudice in the samsaric realm
of animals.

ME liberates and purifies us from the emotions of
poverty and possessiveness in the samsaric realm
of hungry ghosts.

HUM liberates and purifies us from the emotions of
agression and hatred in the samsaric realm
of hell.

In this way by freeing our consciousness ,
our spirit energy from the neurotic attachments
that our senses are bonded with through
the cravings and aversions constantly
taking place inside of us ...

and in this way creating negative karmas
that keep us bound to sufferings
and also creating samsara.


Artwork: Green Tara, 110 cm X 140 cm, Acrylics and Genuine 24 K Gold.
From the Series: Jewels of the Lotus
Inspired by the Om Mane Padme Hum Mantra- The Mantra of Compassion

purifies us at 3 levels -

Mind, Speech and Body

and in this way liberates us
from all our negative karmas.

Within a short time of meditating on this Mantra ,
you will experience the opening and development of your
heart chakra and begin to feel highly kind and compassionate
towards other sentient beings including animals ,
even the tiny helpless ones .

You will develop a magnetic aura around you that will draw
other people towards you , attracting them like a magnet
attracts iron filings and love wll begin to flow in your Life.

Saying this mantra for 21 minutes daily will energise and
develop your Heart Chakra and .....

when the Heart and Mind become united ,
anything is possible.

This Mantra is popularly known as

" The Jewel in the Lotus "


" The Diamond in the Lotus "

( "mani" means Diamond , a precious jewel
and Padma means Lotus flower which is the
spiritual symbol of consciousness )

The Jewel refers to the Mind or consciousness and
the Lotus refers to the Heart that is the source of Love energy

The meaning of OM MANI PADME HUM is

"Om , salutations to the Jewel of consciousness (the Mind)
which has reached the Heart's lotus. "

miércoles, 21 de diciembre de 2011

Lotus Flower - Buddhism

This is one of my Lotus Flowers, Acrylic over Gold Leaf.

Lotus flower meaning in Buddhism

In Buddhism the lotus flower is known to be associated with purity, spiritual awakening and faithfulness. The flower is considered pure as it is able to emerge from murky waters in the morning and be perfectly clean. Therefore in common with Egyptian mythology the lotus is seen as a sign of rebirth, but additionally it is associated with purity. The breaking of the surface every morning is also suggestive of desire, this leads to it being associated with spiritual enlightenment.

As Buddhism stems from a different part of the world to Egyptology, there are many more colors of lotus to be seen. So it is not too surprising that the many different colors have come to be associated with different aspects of Buddhism. The main symbolism of the lotus flower and their meanings are given here.

  1. Blue Lotus: The blue Lotus is associated with a victory of the spirit over that of wisdom, intelligence and knowledge. If you get to see it a blue Lotus in Buddhist art you will notice that it is always depicted as being partially open and the centre is never observed.
  2. White Lotus: this color lotus is known to symbolize Bodhi (being awakened), and represents a state of mental purity, and that of spiritual perfection; it is also associated with the pacification of one’s nature. This lotus is considered to be the womb of the world.
  3. Purple Lotus: known to be Mystic and is associated with esoteric sects. It can be shown depicted as either an open flower or as a bud. The eight petals of the purple Lotus are representative of the noble eightfold path; one of the principal teachings of the Buddha. Following this path is thought to lead to self awakening, and is considered one of the noble truths.
  4. Pink lotus: this is the supreme lotus and is considered to be the true lotus of Buddha.
  5. Red lotus: this is related to the heart, and the Lotus flower meaning is associated with that of love and compassion.

Lotus Flower- Hinduism

This is one of my Lotus Flower paintings, Acrylics over Silver Leaf.

The Lotus Flower and its meaning in Hinduism

Perhaps one of the strongest associations of the lotus flower with religion is that that is observed in Hinduism. In this religion the lotus flower meaning is associated with beauty, fertility, prosperity, spirituality, and eternity.

The most common form seen in Hinduism is the white lotus flower. Many of the gods and goddesses of Hinduism are linked to the flower, for example the goddess of prosperity, Laxmi, is usually depicted as being seated atop a fully opened lotus flower. Likewise Brahma, the god of creation is depicted as emerging from a lotus that crawls from the Naval of the sustainer Lord Vishnu.

As a lotus is able to emerge from Muddy Waters un-spoilt and pure it is considered to represent a wise and spiritually enlightened quality in a person; it is representative of somebody who carries out their tasks with little concern for any reward and with a full liberation from attachment.

It is very interesting how the open flower and the unopened Lotus bud forms are associated with human traits. The unopened bud is representative of a folded soul that has the ability to unfold and open itself up to the divine truth.

Christmas Gifts - Lotus Flowers

A few days ago just finished and delivered this beautiful Lotus Flowers paintings I made for my family, I just love the Lotus Flower because of the meaning, I use this symbol in all of my paintings, they are full of good energy made of acrylics and golden or silver leaf.

Just a few days before Christmas! I just love my "Pino de Navidad" (Chrsitmas Tree) I should take some more close up photos and all the Christmas Decoration I made, I will be posting them by Tomorrow :)

lunes, 21 de junio de 2010


My Painting: Lost in my Blue Garden, 155 cm X 185 cm,
Acrylics with Genuine 24 k. Gold and Genuine 12 K White Gold


To become truly immortal, a work of art must escape all human limits: logic and common sense will only interfere. But once these barriers are broken, it will enter the realms of childhood visions and dreams.