The Padmasambhava Center for Charitable Activities is a registered organization formed by a group of like-minded people who believe in reaching out with a helping hand wherever help is needed.
Padmasambhava also means “born of the lotus flower”. Padma or the lotus flower rises from the fetid and murky depths of a stagnant muddy pond towards the sun and reveals its pure, sublime beauty in full glory – thus symbolizing the true potential of each soul to rise above the mud of our problems, delusions attachments and karma towards the divine light of spiritual evolution; the hope and possibility of something sublimely beautiful emerging from an ugly and distasteful condition
“One who performs his duty without attachment, surrendering the results unto the Supreme Lord, is unaffected by sinful action, as the lotus is untouched by water.”
— Bhagavad Gita 5.10
Padma is also a name associated with the Goddess Lakshmi, whose blessings of abundance and bounty empowers the compassion of Lord Vishnu to provide for and preserve all divine creation.
According to esoteric teachings, the energy or force centres, also called the chakras, situated in the human energy system look like lotuses. In Vedic teachings, the Hrit Padma chakra, situated just below the Heart or Anahata chakra, has eight petals and is believed to be the seat of the Supreme Creator. It is also known as the Sacred Heart and is considered to be the seat of the soul, where God, as the essence of our own eternal being, resides.
The balancing force of yin and yang in the middle is used to describe how polar or seemingly contrary forces are interconnected and interdependent in the natural world; opposites thus only exist in relation to each other and symbolize the eternal drama of light and darkness that gets perpetually played out from time immemorial. It is literally the diagram of the Supreme Ultimate.
The logo adopted by the Padmasambhava Center for Charitable Activities is thus an eight petalled lotus with balancing force of yin and yang in the middle. For this team of servers, the logo is a constant reminder that service has to be given to all – no matter what colour or form the recipient belongs or represents – because all are the manifestations of the Supreme Creator.