We want beauty (health, vitality, youthfulness) for the enjoyment of those years. Here's how to get them.
THE BUDDHA: "O householder [the rich banker Anathapindika], there are five desirable, pleasant, and agreeable things which are rare in the world. What are those five? They are:
- long life
- and (rebirth in) a heaven.
"For a noble disciple, O householder, who wishes to have long life, it is not fitting that such a person should pray for long life or take delight in doing so. Instead, one should follow a path of life that is conducive to longevity. By following such a path one will obtain long life, be it divine or human.
|The Buddha had beauty and longevity.|
Instead, he explained the actions (karma) that bring about the results and fruits (vipaka and phala) of long life, beauty, happiness, fame, and rebirth in celestial (deva) worlds in many other discourses (such as the Kammavibhanga sutras).
|Buddhist cosmology: 31 Planes of Existence chart|
|How can I be beautiful in the future? (Duhon)|
*The Buddha explains beauty
|All-Netherland beauty Doutzen Kroes, among most beautiful Dutch women (wonderlist.com)|
|F*ck that! F**k all of you! (UP)|
|Now you tell me! I hate this sutra.|
"This is the way that leads to beauty, which is to say, not to be angry or given to much rage: Even when much is said, [to be patient, self-restrained, serene, so as] not to be furious, angry, ill-disposed or resentful, or to show ill-temper, hate, or surliness. More