[MD] questions about cover art

X Acto xacto at rocketmail.com
Tue Oct 2 16:11:42 PDT 2018

In Buddhist symbolism the lotus is symbolic of purity of the body, speech, and mind as while rooted in the mud, its flowers blossom on long stalks as if floating above the muddy waters of attachment and desire. It is also symbolic of detachment as drops of water easily slide off its petals.

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> On Oct 2, 2018, at 4:35 PM, list <list at bartneck.de> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am working on some research about the various editions of Pirsig’s books and I was wondering if anybody would know what flower/plant is depicted on several of the covers. I would suspect that it somehow relates to the philosophical ideas.
> Any ideas?
> Thank you,
> Christoph
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