Real Beauty – Bliss!
Beauty is the smile of truth
when she contemplates her own face in a perfect mirror.
Beauty is in the ideal of perfect harmony
which is in the universal being;
truth the perfect understanding of the universal mind.
— Rabindranath Tagore
The whole concept of true beauty can be difficult to define, although it is a well-known term. Everyone has their own opinion on what constitutes true beauty. One way to think about it is to consider what makes you smile so radiantly that it attracts people to want to be in your presence. Ideal beauty is one that is admired or possesses characteristics widely attributed to beauty in a particular culture for perfection.
Just like Audrey Hepburn’s iconic quote:
For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good side of people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run their fingers through it once a day.
For balance, walk knowing that you are never walking alone.
There would be hardly anyone who wouldn’t like to be beautiful. Over time, beauty slowly fades due to age and what remains are signs of aging. To combat these signs, people use many methods like anti-aging creams, Botox, among others. They seek to keep their beauty (which they believe to be physical) intact for as long as possible. This is how they trick themselves into thinking they are a thing of beauty. They win by being dazzling and remain the center of attraction.
Fair complexion, clean features are not the only criteria for being beautiful. These are external factors. Outer beauty is like a water bubble, only exists for a while. Besides the face hidden behind these layers of makeup, there is a heart; sublime, full of love and connected to your spirit. This is real contentment. You have to make yourself comely to experience true beauty.
Helen Keller said, “The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart.” Every character existing on earth is born beautiful. Moral qualities, ethical standards, principles add up to true beauty. Intellect and intelligence along with beauty is a rare quality. And when someone has inner and outer beauty, it’s “the icing on the cake”. Beauty and youth are often considered synonymous with each other. The balance of body and soul is much more important than the use of an anti-wrinkle cream.
Let me brainstorm and see where it takes me. Let’s consider beautiful people, places, objects, amazing scenarios in a gallery, perceptual photography from different angles or move on to a more materialistic life like the breathtaking architecture of my bungalow, with a balcony overlooking a swimming pool serene. I have mouth-watering food sitting on a table next to me, giving off the most heavenly aroma that seduces the mind and tickles my taste buds.
I could go on with more description but that would be painfully trivial to read, so I’m going to leave it as “blah blah blah”.
To have seen life in the best circumstances with the best resources (mom//dad/brother/friends/teacher/money…and what else) with the best living conditions, then to have broken down and separated from those things temporarily, to recover it in a new format & living terms, I realize that Beauty is a very relative terminology, quite misunderstood & I dare say, quite misapplied too.
So what is true beauty to me?
I think and believe that true beauty is realizing that I am able to realize, to think, to analyze, to decimate, to disintegrate, to learn – to unlearn, to believe and to redefine my belief system or call it fine tune.
The real beauty therefore is that I am a human, which is the gift of nature, and I am able to realize that there is GOD in many forms and functions, many of his manifestations are even called evil and I look at it in silence to understand what nature is telling me.
And the real beauty based on the above idea for me is knowledge; the assimilation of different information, when presented in a logical way, is invaluable knowledge.
Only knowledge is true beauty.
Having said that, I mean that if I place a book of esoteric knowledge of old and some fine imprints of wisdom on the head of a donkey, it does not become learned. What will make him knowledgeable is the right application of this knowledge in the right place, in the right measure, at the right time, and how can it be separated from the grace of nature? It is obtained by the guru – the proverbial teacher.
Therefore, the guru or the teacher is the real beauty
The teacher, who gave me the understanding and perception, of what is what and how to see it. If it wasn’t for the right teacher, I could still think 2+2=5 and still live like a donkey without realizing the 2=2 of life.
And who gave me the teacher? This is a blind answer – my father. He got me through both formal and informal education and while giving me that he gave me a bonus group of friends from school to college that I would filter over a period of time through experience and maturity.
Therefore, the father is the real beauty.
And who gave me my father? My mom pointed it out, because she’s the only human who actually knows the truth about the seed of who made me. We all know the parenting journey of the mother. Let me not make it emotionally awkward and elaborate, we all know what our mothers are. Period.
That’s why my mother is a real beauty.
Now tell me how can I have a good mommy, I can’t make a choice, in fact no one took my permission to give me this birth – absolutely choiceless.
So the real beauty is the fact that I realize there’s someone up there who cares for my soul.
Mata, pita, guru, bon mitra (friend) and god are true beauty – put them all together and mix it up – it’s god’s grace.
I realize that I am a unique creation of this nature, none like me and incomparable, no one has ever been created like me in the eons that have passed in this universe and there will never be one like me in the future of this universe. I am me, I am a blessing from my parents, I am the good wishes of my benefactors, I am the hope of all those new tomorrows that will unfold through me, I am the child of gratitude, the mother of all the virtues – I am Rewa and the real beauty is that I can achieve it.
For me, Miss Universe Sushmita Sen, Miss World Aishwarya Bachchan are as beautiful as Maharani Gayatri Devi, Mother Teresa, Medha Patkar, Kiran Bedi, Lata Mangeshkar or a rural woman working in the field all day but effectively taking care of her little world . Beauty is so divine that it inspired Kalidas to write Meghdoot and Tulsidas to create Ramayan.
The summary is that God’s ever-beautiful creation is a WOMAN who nurtures and creates new life.
Satyam Shivam Sundaram – Truth is God and God is beautiful