According to Buddhist records, the Buddha is an extremely handsome guy.
His wife, princess Yashodara was also a beauty.
There is nothing bad about being pleasant looking. It is a result of good karma.
Since ancient times, people are attracted to beauty.
Many buddhist teachers taught that if one desires to become beautiful then one should offer fresh flowers at the altar in our home.
On the surface, this advice seems superficial or superstitious. However there are deeper meaning in this practice. Like many Buddhist advice, that deeper meaning requires the devotee to realise for themselves as they engage in bring fresh flowers to the altar and throwing out wilted ones.
Besides the above, Buddhist masters also teach the devotee how to generate loving kindness in their mind.
There is nothing more beautiful than love in our heart. A selfless love that is free from impurity of craving and desire.
Many devotee shared their positive experience of cherishing love in their mind. They feel that they became more attractive. People start to approach them and want to befriend them.
I believe humans and animals can sense the “vibes” generated by a person. Have you ever experience a sense of safeness with one person while having a sense of dread and discomfort with another?
In Buddhist education, the main objective is to teach that beauty is attainable through good karma.
However physical beauty is fleeting and impermanent. Attachment to it only brings suffering.
Permanent and sustainable beauty is love in ones heart. Such beauty can even be carried over to our next life.
The beauty doesn’t mean necessarily the physical beauty, it is more the inner beauty that shines and transforms us to a kind human being.
Myself I even add fruits to my altar as an appreciation of life.
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