Exists for the eyes only

August 25th 2016
Beauty exerts such fascination over humans that they are always tempted to move toward it to touch it, grasp it and possess it. But beauty cannot be possessed, because in essence it does not belong to the physical world, and so it slips away at the slightest attempt to touch it. Beauty is meant exclusively for the eyes; it is not meant for the mouth or the hands. It likes to be seen, but it cannot bear to be touched. So we should always be careful when we meet a truly beautiful person. Those who do not have the right attitude can drive away the heavenly entities that inhabit this person and give them their beauty. They might possess this person’s body, but, if it is deserted by the entities, they too will lose something, for they will be deprived of the intangible element that made their own life beautiful. So our joy and inspiration depend on the respect we show beauty. In learning to contemplate it each day, we taste true life.