Brian’s Reflection: Tuesday, November 2, 2010
[ All Souls Day in the Christian Kalendar ]
Ananda, having arranged one set of the
golden robes on the body of the Lord,
observed that against the Lord’s body it
appeared dulled. And he said, “It is won-
derful, Lord, it is marvelous how clear
and bright the Lord’s skin appears! It looks
even brighter than the golden robes in which
it is clothed.”
Digha Nikaya 16.4.37
Behold the lilies of the fields – clothed more beautifully than great kings.
Nothing can enhance the intrinsic beauty of the human person fully transfigured. The Christ Himself, the Enlightened One the Buddha Himself – they are the reflection of the greatest beauty of you and of me. No exterior beautification can outshine a human being lit from within by the Light of the Universe, by Divine Compassion.
See your naked beauty. Be it.