The lotus is associated with creation, the afterlife, enlightenment, fertility and sensuality, purity, and health in various cultures. In Indian culture, the lotus flower represents enlightenment, wealth, knowledge, and connection to the divine. It is often associated with the goddess of wealth Maha Lakshmi, who represents purity, prosperity and generosity. She sits on a fully blossomed lotus flower. In Egypt, the lotus flower is called Sesen and is a symbol of the sun, creation and rebirth. The Buddha statue is often found meditating with a lotus flower or sitting on a lotus blossom. According to Buddhist teachings, the heart of a person who has not attained enlightenment is the embodiment of a lotus that has not blossomed yet. Once the person has reached enlightenment, their heart becomes a lotus in full bloom. The lotus is known to help in meditation by calming the mind and improving concentration. When combined with crystals, it is very powerful in its effect. Lotus is also an excellent elixir for balancing, cleansing, and strengthening the aura.