Way to Become Beautiful

Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva.

Recently we came across an article on cancer wherein it was mentioned that as per the latest research it is found that cancer patients tend to improve in health if they give up anger, hatred to others and possess forgiving nature. It was mentioned that people who were spiritually inclined also showed great improvement in health. While instructing his son Lord Parasurama, about the glories of forgiving nature, the sage Jamadagni says in Srimad Bhagavatam verse 9.15.40 as follows..

kṣamayā rocate lakṣmīr brāhmī saurī yathā prabhā
kṣamiṇām āśu bhagavāṁs tuṣyate harir īśvaraḥ

The duty of a brahmana is to culture the quality of forgiveness, which is illuminating like the sun. The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Hari, is pleased with those who are forgiving.

In the previous verse the sage in fact says that Lord Brahma, was blessed with such a high post only because of his forgiving nature. When we forgive others it automatically makes us beautiful and graceful. Nowadays people are so beauty conscious that both men and women spend so much money in beauty parlors. But in Krishna consciousness everything is simple and sublime. In purport to above verse His Divine Grace very nicely explains us the various ways of becoming beautiful and that too absolutely free of cost, without spending a single penny.

Different personalities become beautiful by possessing different qualities. Canakya Pandita says that

1) The cuckoo bird, although very black, is beautiful because of its sweet voice.
2) A woman becomes beautiful by her chastity and faithfulness to her husband.
3) An ugly person becomes beautiful when he becomes a learned scholar
4) Brahmanas are beautiful when they are forgiving.
5) Kshatriyas when they are heroic and never retreat from fighting.
6) Vaishyas when they enrich cultural activities and protect cows
7) Shudras when they are faithful in the discharge of duties pleasing to their masters.

Thus everyone becomes beautiful by his special qualities. And the special quality of the brahmana, as described here, is forgiveness.

So let us determine to follow the instructions of sage Jamadagni and Canakya Pandit and thus attempt to please the Supreme Lord Krishna in whatever way we can. This is the only way to become really beautiful.

Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev,
Kalacakra Krsna das & Sudarshana devi dasi