Avatar-the Supreme Manifested in a Body upon Earth
The pink lotus is the flower of Sri Aurobindo.

Nelumbo nucifera
Sacred lotus, East Indian lotus
Very large fragrant chalice-shaped pink flower with several rows of loosely arranged cupped translucent petals surrounding a unique centre of numerous golden stamens that encircle a raised yellow disc; borne singly on sturdy stems high above the water. A vigorous aquatic rhizomatous plant with large, concave orbicular leaves that repel water.

Photo Courtesy: Peripitus

Stages to the Supreme
We will go through as many stages as necessary, but we will arrive.

Garden lupine, Lupine
Small mildly fragrant bilabiate flower with a broad upper lip tightly folded back in half and a two-lobed lower lip folded together; in all colours and colour combinations; borne in showy ascending tiers. An attractive annual or perennial herb or subshrub.

Photo Courtesy: Chris Ibbotson