Meaning of 出淤泥而不染

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chū ér rǎn
lit. to grow out of the mud unsullied (idiom); fig. to be principled and incorruptible
Example Sentences
In today's eyes, is it true that lotus flowers are all called by us "originating from mud but not being dyed by mud?"
Therefore, with the great competitive envrionment, How many people can live in the silt but not imbrued?
Lotus flower: like a blooming lotus flower, lotus not only has the deep meaning in the Buddhism, also became the man of honour because of "Live in the silt but not imbrued".
Chinese People love water lily very much. It grows in the silt but not imbrued.
Of course, the ancients also referred to the phenomenon of "rising unsullied from mud", which show the impact of environments is also based on a person's character and quality.