Posted by: Upāsaka | 09/01/2020

A Fool Thinks It Beautiful

By bones and sinews knit,
With flesh and tissue smeared,
And hidden by the skin, the body
Does not appear as it really is…
The fool thinks it beautiful,
His ignorance misguiding him…

— Sutta Nipata, v.194,199

I admit it: I am a fool. Continually intoxicated by pleasing forms, infatuated by craving.

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