Beauty is in the eye of the beholder! That is what “they” say right? Well sorry to say that beauty, like much of everything else, is an illusion. One only needs to look back far enough through out history to see that the idea of what is or isn’t beautiful is based on mainstream acceptance. As the Dalai Lama said “Nothing is inherently beautiful or not beautiful, it is only when in comparison to something else does it appear to have these qualities.” So this makes beauty, in itself a codependent arising truth, a truth that is dependant on certain conditions, which in turn makes it an illusion.
Beauty should be defined in the merit of actions. For true beauty lies within the heart not in the skin. If you find that you are lonely, as I often do, find the happiness in being alone, for true happiness is not found in the validation of our peers but rather in the altruistic service of our society.
“If you’re respectful by habit,
constantly honouring the worthy,
four things increase:
long life, beauty,
“As you sow so you reap” -Buddha