|The 63rd Miss World Pageant contestants wear Indonesian's traditional dress during opening ceremony in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 (AP/Firdia Lisnawati).|
|Everyone loves beauty, even touchy-feely primates, like humans on devas (uhohbro/youtube).|
|Has been Miss USA 2012, Rhode Island's Olivia|
|Immodest bikini. It's all rigged|
|Can males be beautiful? Of course|
|Porn sucks in lesbians, too, in a patriarchy.|
|Rural Afghan girls look at U.N. workers unloading ballot kits to simulate elections that are actually rigged from helicopter in Ghumaipayan Mahnow village, some 256 miles (410 km) northeast of Kabul, Oct. 4, 2004. Air is the only way to deliver the electoral material in the inaccessible areas of the Badakhshan province. A helicopter distributed electoral kits in 24 remote villages near Tajikistan's border (AP/Emilio Morenatti).|
|Sakka: Shall I keep you mindful with a sword?|
"Yes, venerable sir," they replied.
|Mara: Can my daughters distract you?|
"Now suppose a man comes along, eager to live, shrinking from death, desiring pleasure, abhorring pain. The crowd says to him, 'See here, fellow! You will take this bowl filled to the brim with oil and carry it on your head between the great crowd and the beauty queen. A man with a raised sword will follow behind you, and if you spill even a drop of oil, he will cut your head off right on the spot!'
|Top ten: Monnin said the contestant told her about the discovery as the top 16 were announced. But organizers say she resigned to protest transgender contestants (AP/DM).|
|Miss Georgia, China 2007|
"No, venerable sir!"
"I give you this analogy to convey this meaning: The bowl filled to the brim with oil stands is mindfulness rooted in the body. Thus train yourselves: 'We will develop mindfulness rooted in the body. We will pursue it, hand it the reins, and make it the basis, give it a grounding, steady it, consolidate it, and undertake it well.' Train yourselves that way."
How do I become beautiful?
Wisdom Quarterly translation, Ittha Sutra, "Welcome Things" (AN 5.43)
|Bikini wrapped in a U.S. flag -- golfer Sophie Horn (rantsports.com/facebook)|
|Beauty draws attention and is celebrated even among males with different standards.|
|Who dictates the standards of beauty?|
- Long life is welcome, agreeable, pleasant, and hard to get in the world.
- Influence (status, power, riches, prestige)...
- "Rebirth in the heavens is welcome, agreeable, pleasant, and hard to get in the world.
|Burmese prince (Dietmar Temps)|
"It is unfitting for a disciple of the noble ones who desires long life to pray for it or to delight in doing so. Instead, a disciple of the noble ones who desires long life should follow the path of practice (karma) leading to long life. [It will yield this result even if one does not specifically wish for it.] In so doing, one will attain long life, whether human or divine.
|I'm pretty, too, right? Not just my sisters.|
"It's unfitting for a disciple of the noble ones who desires happiness...influence...rebirth in the heavens to pray for it or to delight in doing so. Instead, a disciple of the noble ones who desires [these things] should follow the path of practice leading to [them]. In so doing, one will attain [them]."
Continuously, the wise praise heedfulness
- Indonesian editor chief suspected of blasphemy
- Historical figures we didn't know are black (madamenoire.com)
- Wild storm soaks California as thousands lose power
- PHOTO: Fifth Grade Buddhas (Arne Kaiser)
- Oldest engraving rewrites view of human history
- CIA fights back against Senate's torture report
|People listen when beauty speaks (PETA).|