Why does the Goddess bestow a certain beauty upon her followers?

I've noticed this in my questing over the years, can this be a boon given by the Goddess to her Devotees?

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    Because the Goddess is herself the source of Beauty !!

    Sankracharya in his book Saundraya Lahiri writes about Goddess :

    Oh, Goddess , who is the consort of Shiva,

    Let the darkness of our mind be destroyed,

    By the crowning glory on your head,

    Which is of like the forest of opened blue lotus flowers,

    And which is soft , dense and shines with lustre.

    I believe my mother,

    That the pretty flowers of Indra’s Garden,

    Are all forever there,

    To get the natural scent of thine hair.

    She who is the consort of Lord Shiva,

    Please bathe me with your merciful look,

    From your eyes which are very long,

    And have the glitter of slightly opened,

    Blue lotus flower divine.

    By this look I will become rich with all that is known,

    And you do not loose anything whatsoever,

    For does not the moon shine alike,

    In the forest and palaces great.

    Oh daughter of the mountain,

    Is your navel a whirl pool in river Ganga,

    Which looks very stable!

    Or is it the root of the climber,

    Of the stream of your hair line,

    Which has two breasts of yours as buds,

    Or is it the Homa fire,

    Where the fire is the light from cupid,

    Or is it the play house of Rathi, the wife of God of love,

    Or is it the opening to the cave,

    In which Shiva’s tapas gets fulfilled,

    I am not able to make up my mind!

    With dishevelled hair,

    With upper cloths slipping from their busts,

    With the lock of the golden belt getting open due to the haste,

    And with saris slipping away from their shoulders,

    Hundreds of young lasses,

    Run after the men,

    Who get your sidelong glance,

    Even though they are very old,

    Bad looking and not interested in love sports.

    Lord Shiva, only becomes able.

    To do creation in this world along with Shakthi

    Without her, Even an inch he cannot move,

    And so how can, one who does not do good deeds,

    Or one who does not sing your praise,

    Become adequate to worship you

    Oh , goddess mine, Who is worshipped by the trinity.

  • Friend,

    What is THE BEAUTY you are talking about? Is it the body beauty that lasts for say about a maximum of 30 to 40 years and then the face becomes wrinkled and , the tooth fall one by one and the eyes go deep into sockets and body becomes frail....IS THT YOU ARE SPEAKING ABOUT?

    Because THE SKIN IS THERE COVERING THE INSIDE THINGS WE SAY IT IS BEAUTY. Just imagine THERE IS NO SKIN FOR FIVE MINUTES....What is Beauty?

    Have you seen the Photos of the God that walked on earth Kanchi kamakoti Acharya , CHANDRASEKHARA SARASWATI? HOW BEUTIFUL HIS PERSONALITY IS? HOW MUCH WE LONG TO SEE HIS FACE ?

    Similarly RAMANA MAHARSHI, who wore a simple loin Cloth and an upper cloth....How BEAUTIFUL AND LUSTROUS HE WAS....that IS THE BEATY THE GOD OR GODDESS GIVES.

    Not the Transient body Beauty that is quite temporary.

  • 9 years ago

    You've never seen pictures of Mother Teresa.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Confirmation bias.

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