‘Beauty is in the eye of the beholder’: how correct is this statement?

First, we have to understand the sense in which this statement is made and used. It will be wrong to view the statement as an excuse for one to go about acting as if he or she has a personal standard for beauty. Having said this, it is also acknowledged that each person may have varying degrees of appreciation of that which we call beauty.

But this varying degree of appreciation of beauty does not alter the state of beauty rather it only shows to an observer how far in inner maturity each individual has come. In other words, each person’s appreciation of beauty in Creation is a function of that person’s inner spiritual standing or development.

Beauty, however, is a universal reality, and exists independent of each person’s ability or lack of it to perceive it.

At a higher level, beauty is an attribute of all that the Creator, our God, has bequeathed to us in His wonderful Creation. Every object, every existence ordained through the Will of the Creator, proclaims beauty.

Indeed what we call Nature, is a symphony of beauty. The birds of the air and of the land; great fruit and flower bearing trees and shrubs, all swing in beauty. Even the dark star filled clouds of the night, and the golden beam of the moon all proclaim this beauty.

Their expression of beauty is natural to them; and simply comes as an inner attribute of their Maker. It is said in the Grail Message, In The Light of Truth, that the whole of creation is the language of God, which everyone must strive to understand. This is a language of indescribable beauty, if only man can halt himself from the frantic and frenetic hustle and bustle of everyday, to absorb in his soul the radiation of this beauty which the entire creation proclaims.

Because of his spiritual origin, every human being is imbued with an inner capacity to perceive beauty; indeed every human being carries beauty within his soul. It is the duty of each person to allow this beauty to be expressed in every word, thought and action. Indeed it is expected that human beings should constantly come up with works of beauty that will continue to improve in levels of appreciation and maturity.

The explanation given in this article is based on the author’s understanding of the Work “In The Light of Truth”, The Grail Message by Abd-ru-shin.
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