Thursday, April 9, 2009


by Venerable S. Dhammila

Desired by all, possessed by few, flaunted but fleeting; exalted in by those who have it, evoking jealousy in those who don't; difficult to define, but known when its seen; said to be the twin of Truth, but to often just a thin veneer - Beauty.

The Buddha had his own take on beauty. He said; 'If someone is jealous, selfish or dishonest, they are unattractive despite their eloquence or good features. But the person who is purged of such things and is free from hatred, it is he or she who is really beautiful' (Dhp.262-3).

Hears another interesting take on beauty, this time beauty in popular culture

And after you’ve watched that, watch this one too.

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