NOT IN THE EYE-IN THE HEART


IT was early morning; I was walking through a garden breathing deeply the fresh, fragrant air, when I noticed a couple just ahead of me. There was something discordant about them.

Then I heard the man’s gruff voice. “I just can’t understand what beauty people see in you. You have a fair complexion but surely that isn’t beauty! They flatter you when they say you are beautiful.”
“She flashed, I fail to understand why they tell you, you are a great singer!” “Yelling at the top of your voice is not singing. Your voice lacks sweetness. Why do you lab up their fulsome flattery?”

So that was it; the discord between them made them see only the flaw in each other. As I turned in another direction, I heard a bulbul trilling in ecstasy to a flower, “O, the exquisite beauty of your fragrance!”
The flower replied fondly, “Beauty pours out in golden notes from your throat!”
The eye of love looks for only what is good.

And then I stumbled upon the truth about Beauty. Beauty lies, not in the object itself, but in the love with which it is viewed. Beauty lies not in the eye, but in the heart.
 


THE INNER LIGHT  |  NOT BY PRAYER ALONE  |  FIRE AND WATER | COME IN-COME IN | THE WORLD  :  A MIRROR  !  | NOT A GRAVEYARD | THE BRUTE IN MAN | THE WEIGHT OF A FLOWER | VISION | TRUST BEGENTS TRUST | INSATIABLE | SEEING THE INVISIBLE | DIALOGUE | THE TOUCHSTONE OF FRIENDSHIP | ELEGANCE OF SPEECH | CONSTRUCTION-NOT DESTRUCTION | NOT IN THE EYE-IN THE HEART | CONTENTMENT | VOICE AND VISION |THE MAGNETISM OF LOVE |THE SMILE OF GOODWILL| BEHAVIOUR |THE PRICE OF ACQUISITION | THE BETTER-HALF| LIGHT AND DARKNESS| THE WAY TO KNOWLEDGE

 

www.jainworld.com