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Buddhist beauty

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.

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My Buddhist name is Ratna Jamyang Puntsog. I first encountered Buddhism in this life when I was 12. Formally took ceremonial refuge in the triple gem when I was 19. I believe the different spiritual methods were taught by Buddha to suit various beings who each have their own unique characteristic. The various sects and practices that arose are just a naming convention invented by disciples out of communication necessity. Had read and studied different forms of Buddhism. Volunteered in Buddhist organization. Until it last, I hope to share my views on Buddhism and find like minded practitioners around the world. May we practice Buddha's instruction together and connect through cyber space!

1 comment on “Buddhist beauty

  1. 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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