Attachment to Beauty Keeps You Trapped in Maya

The whole world lusts after beauty, and many people think it to be a good thing.

But beauty is like everything else in this world – deceptive. Although it allures, that beauty with time turns to ugliness. Pretty face ages and is deformed with the passing of time. Eventually the person dies, the body putrefies, and where’s the beauty then?

That’s the nature of beauty – deceptive. Attachment to it also prevents you from seeing the truth. For example, enchanted by a pretty face you fail to see who’s behind that skin. 

Lust for beauty makes people desperate to do anything it takes to reach for that perfection, and this sometimes makes them look ridiculous. Their egos convince such victims that they look great (like men wearing wigs to hide the fact that they are getting bold), but an average observer quickly sees the farce.

Most women are conditioned to believe that the most important thing for a woman is to look pretty. When they age, they get desperate to keep their fading glory. They start wearing more and more makeup, which often makes them look like clowns, unfortunately. No matter how many tons of make up one wears, it’s quite impossible to fully hide the fact that one is ageing.

Take a look at the rich stars who do everything it takes to stay looking young. They go through many plastic surgeries to run away from old age, and use most expensive makeup brands. But all those surgeries and additions do is make them look not quite human. If you would meet such a “star” in a supermarket, you’re very likely to get frightened!

People tend to run away from the truth if it’s uncomfortable, and this definitely applies to ageing. Media has conditioned us to worship youth, though in remote ages people were as attached to it as we are, as seen, for example, from the ancient Greek statues which immortalized their beauty concept.

Greek statues immortalized the concept of beauty of the culture

Greek statues immortalized the concept of beauty of the culture

It’s better to stay far away from this attachment because it’s a ticking time bomb. If you’re attached to your personal beauty, with age it will vanish, and what will you do then?

It’s incredible how many unbalanced ageing individuals are produced because of this attachment. Instead of allowing mature qualities to unfold with the passing time, they get fixated on the lust for youth and all their time and energy is spent on doing anything that gives hope to get back what they lost.

The most sane thing to do is to accept what is. The fact is, people age and beauty vanishes.

Instead of adoring the thing that passes away, one should invest his focus on things that don’t, such as truth or spirituality (which is the same thing anyway). This is what fills an individual and prevents one from being affected by the cruel onslaughts of Maya.

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  1. Cristina says:

    Hi Simona,
    It would be good for us to give us also the context in which you reach such decision – for example maybe you saw an “episode” of iolatry of beauty in someone that you found most harmful to him/her. Or what else made you communicate this to us? Its important to know more because even if this article is the truth, if not properly understood and given context, it may be harmful.
    I for instance have already found out for myself that beauty is deceptive and I found truth in your article. Bcs I saw many beautiful people – beautiful in a human sense (with perfect facial simmetry and clar skin and beautiful contours) – but who do not radiate the beauty of wisdom and peace and love. While others, although more assymetrical, are beautiful because of their soul. What are your thoughts on that?
    Thank you,
    Cristina

  2. You are very intuitive and inspiring!!
    I wish you the best :))
    Love from my heart to yours ❤️

  3. Wow Simona, you have gone through a lot, but now I see why it was meant to unfold this way. Congratulations on your land purchase and best of luck growing fruits and having a great time exploring. Glad to see these new beautiful and relatable posts.

  4. Inner beauty. <3

  5. We are all in a constant state of decay.
    Many narcissists are very beautiful which can be a distraction from the ugliness of their true personality.
    🙂

  6. Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.

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