Having anger management issues? Here are 13 wise quotes from the Chinese Buddhism script. Anyway, if you’ve been to the Buddha Bar, you will notice that Buddha is either siting on top of a Lotus flower or there is a lotus flower at the background, here’s why – The lotus flower represents a symbol of calmness, peace and holiness in Buddhism. Lotus flower grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower’s first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment. The second meaning, which is related to the first is purification. It resembles the purifying of the spirit which is born into murkiness. The third meaning refers to faithfulness. Those who are working to rise above the muddy waters will need to be faithful followers.