19 Dec 2011 - QA 5

Guruji, I get deeply troubled when I look at an elderly person's body. I realize that aging is inevitable, but it bothers me all the same. What can I do about it?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

When the beauty inside blossoms, the older you get, the more beautiful you look.

Sacrifice, love and service, these three things should be present in life.

Look at Mahatma Gandhi, did he not become more attractive as he grew older. His smile was so nice and he had beauty even in his old age. So beauty is reflected from within, it is not an outer phenomenon.