“Genuine Beauty” from “Remembering Eternity”

“Genuine beauty, though, transcends physical symmetry. A woman of purely physical beauty, the yearned-for, imitated, and drooled-over cover girl, that paragon of modern society’s hypnotic captivation by the perfect bone structure of the utterly inane, is attractive, but only to the sense of touch. Her body entices a man’s fingers and other appendages to contact it, to revel in its impurely physical delightfulness. Modern man has been so schooled and habituated to seek the ever grosser and more blatant pleasure, by a thousand magazine queens and a hundred cinematic temptresses, that he commonly sees beauty only in this way. True beauty, however, as so many homilies, clichés, and Motown songs explain, arises from the soul of the woman. Its emergence onto her face is only the final destination of a journey, originating from the bliss sheath, the very essence of her inner goddess, passing through the wisdom or pure-knowing layer, on to the emotional and mental bodies, before arriving at the physical integument where the beauty becomes visible to the external senses of the observer. She had this beauty. It lit her up like a too-powerful inner lamp. She shone with and radiated it. Her smile allowed a great uprush and surge of the joy that was its essence to escape out into the world. Her inner beauty comprised equal parts peace and love. They gave a sheen to her skin and a glow to her face that beaconed her fellow humanity.”


Richard Maddox

Richard Dietrich Maddox's writing focuses on the search for permanent happiness, the goal of finding paradise on earth, the attainment of human Enlightenment. His work, though fiction, attempts to convey the profound spiritual Truth passed on to humanity by Enlightened Masters. Maddox approaches spiritual wisdom from a Western level of experience, presenting characters to whom readers can easily relate, offering situations in which readers might well have found themselves. His work offers, in a style which those living in the West will find understandable, the possibility of blissful existence.

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