02.01 Nandā [Abhirūpanandā] (19-20)

Weingast titles this poem “Abhirupananda ~ Delighting in Beauty”


19. Nanda, see the body, diseased, impure, rotten; develop the mind, intent and well-concentrated, for contemplation of the unpleasant.

20.And develop the signless, cast out the latent tendency to conceit. Then by the full understanding of conceit, you will wander, stilled.


Haven’t you spent enough time

comparing your hair

and your clothes

and your face

to the hair

and the faces

and the clothes

of those around you?

See the body for what it is.

Real beauty is in

the clear open light

of the nonjudgmental heart.


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