Lotus Om  LbNA # 58963

OwnerHarthaven      
Placed DateAug 1 2011
CountyJosephine
LocationGrants Pass, Oregon, OR
Boxes1
Found ByHart x6
Last UpdateSep 26 2012

Clues

Aquarius Books and Gifts

528 NE E Street, Grants Pass, Oregon

In this quaint little shop, you will find a quiet place where your spirit can rest against the rush and worry of the world. In the back, a peaceful little room with tables where you can fix yourself a cup of tea while using the tables for your letterboxing. Take time to look around the shop. It is filled with lovely gifts and books that aide to quiet the soul.

The Universal symbol for Om, is a sacred, mystical syllable in the Dharma or Indian religions, Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism. It is placed at the beginning of most Hindu texts as a sacred incantation to be intoned at the beginning and end of a prayer or mantra.

The Lotus Flower is a symbol of purity and 'spontaneous' generation and hence symbolize divine birth. According to the Lalitavistara, 'the spirit of the best of men is spotless, like the new lotus in the [muddy] water which does not adhere to it', and, according to esoteric Buddhism, the heart of the being is like an unopened lotus: when the virtues of the Buddha develop therein the lotus blossoms. This is why the Buddha sits on a lotus in bloom. In Tantrism, it is the symbol of the feminine principle.

CLUE

From I-5 (both North and South bound) take exit 55 into Grants Pass. Turn RIGHT on E street.. Pass the large shopping center which has Rite Aide and Staples on the RIGHT. Cross Mill Street, and BEFORE you get to 9th is a little shopping strip where you will find Aquarius Books and Gifts.

Either Fred or Scott will be available to help you find your treasure!