Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Story Time: Liquid Beauty

[PADA: This was a favorite story from Srila Prabhupada. Its very instructive!]

Story Time : "LIQUID BEAUTY"

Sex attraction is perverted form of Love and leads to suffering because it binds one to bodily concept of Life. In this connection there is a nice story about how one young girl kept her beauty in a pot.
The following story titled "Liquid Beauty" is harsh yet beneficial to help how to counteract the illicit sex attraction and help prevent infidelity in marriage , sexual diseases and similar other sufferings.

Though the story "sounds" harsh , it is an alert lesson for us , as to how sex other than for procreation is futile and can lead to difficulty. Thus the story can help avoid difficulties and provide lot of peace of mind.


Once there was a very beautiful girl, and a rich boy was after her. The girl was married, but she was not very rich. So the boy was always proposing to her that they enjoy sex life, and she became perplexed: "He's a rich man. If I don't agree, he may do some harm to my husband or to me." So she made a plan. The next time the boy approached her she said, "All right, I agree to your proposal. You come to my house in one week and I'll engage with you." Oh, he was very excited.

In the meantime the girl took some strong emetics and purgatives, and for seven days she simply purged out all her beauty by vomiting and passing stool. Then she kept those vomits and stools in two pots. Now, if you pass stool for even one day your features become ugly. And she passed stool and vomit for seven days, so naturally she became very ugly.

When the boy came to her, she was sitting at the door. He asked,
"Where is that beautiful girl who was living here?"
She said, "Yes, I am she."
"No, you're not. She is so beautiful, and you are so ugly."
"No, I am the same girl."
"Why have you become so ugly?"
"Because I have extracted my beauty."
"Where is it?"
"In these two pots. Just see. If you like, you can now enjoy my beauty."

Please accept my humble obeisances
All glories to Srila Prabhupada ...

Always think of the Lotus Feet of Lord Krishna and you will find no difficulties in executing the tasks allotted to you by Krishna. As you clap your hands in praise for success, similarly clap your hands in Sankirtan movement of Holy Names.

Chant these names with love and you will feel the ecstasy:

Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare
Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare ...

Hare Krishna ... Jay Jagannath ...

~~ Bhakta Sanjay

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