God is the Ultimate Beauty

God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars.

— Martin Luther

Extra Pressure

Some years ago my son got an assignment from his Hindi (National language of India) teacher which was creative but not tough. Well so what, I made it tough but hold on not for my son rather for myself. It was that the teacher had asked the whole class to copy down a poem, obviously of their standard, and then must draw a colourful picture representing the meaning of the poem. Undoubtedly, it’s not a tough task but definitely a time consuming one.

I and my son jumped into the mission of finding out a suitable poem but were unable to search one due to various reasons. Suddenly, I made an announcement that I would write a poem and then he (my son) could draw a picture accordingly. That was it! I in no time got trapped in my own net because of my sheer foolishness. My son caught the bait thrown by me very tightly. He then became very adamant of having only that poem which would be written by me. So, you see how fool I was! I simply made the whole assignment look very tough. Especially, it became tough because the poem was to be written in Hindi.

Do not wonder, it‘s not that I do not know Hindi. Being an Indian I feel proud to accept that I know my national Language, Hindi, quite properly. There is no difficulty in speaking, understanding or writing Hindi but the problem was different. Difficulties were as follows:

· Lacked excellence in writing poetry

· Specifically, no prior experience of writing a poem in Hindi

· Studied Hindi as a language only up till the 10th Board examination

· Grammatical errors I do commit especially in the ‘gender’ section

Challenge Accepted

Oh! God, what a trap I had created for myself but nothing doing I had to fulfill my son’s desire. I took up a pen and a paper and started scribbling. Firstly, I was confused about what to choose as the subject matter and also due to my lack of confidence in grammar. At last, I took up the challenge sincerely and decided to write a poem on ‘nature’.

Beauty of Nature

Writing a poem on nature needs lot of imageries and my creative writing lacks that ornamentation. I always preferred to write in a very simple language and in a very straight forward manner; even my present writings depict the same. As I was trying to fix all those contradictions, I looked around myself and even closed my eyes for a while to visualize the different natural features.

I found everything beautiful in nature and pondered how to write about it. I wondered, should I emphasis on one feature of the nature or all the features. I didn't want to ignore any natural beauty so decided to address almost all the beauties of nature. While I started writing the poem a thought struck me that the nature is beautiful in every respect and it must be only because its creator is astonishingly beautiful. So, I decided not to write about any particular creation rather felt an inner need to highlight some facts about the creator.

Ultimate Beauty lies in God

I felt, God to be the ultimate beauty because only a supreme beauty can create numerous beauties and we all admire His creations. This wonderful thought opened my insight and I began writing the poem with quite ease. I am sure it was possible because I realized the ultimate beauty, the God, so deeply through His creations. Before that realization, I neither failed to admire God’s beauty and grace nor the beauties of nature but always admired them as separate entities. That was the first time, I related the two and felt a true sense of joy. I realized the deepest truth of life.

As I started understanding and differentiating between good and bad I literally try to be on the good side. I never judge on the basis of outer beauty such as looks, complexion, and so on because to me they are short lived. I appreciate those who possess an inner beauty such as love, selfless attitude, caring nature, helping intention and so on. Thus, beauty is not physical. It is to be felt deep inside the heart. Those who touch heart with their goodness are in true sense the beautiful beings in this world.

I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.

— George Washington Carver

Glimpse of Beauty

Beauty in Babies

All babies are beautiful because they are the direct and undiluted messengers of God. Their innocence wins the heart of all the people around and nobody ever cares about the physical structure of a baby. That means innocence is sheer purity of heart and the best gift to a baby from God. Gradually, every baby begins to grow and comes in contact with other living beings on this earth which starts making impact upon the baby. While the baby matures physically, mentally and emotionally it starts learning and adopting various aspects of life. During this process of growing up when a baby ripens as a man then he leaves an impact on an individual or a society through his deed.

Man makes an Impact

It’s the person who performs the deed and it all depends upon his inner self. Good or bad deed is the mirror of the man’s inner thought. At this juncture every man does not remain as beautiful as he was at the time of his birth. The reason is the loss of innocence which took place while the different stages of learning were going on. Through this God gives us a strong message that one remains beautiful till you have a pure heart. A baby remains in direct contact with God till he starts learning from human beings thus reflects a true beauty. So, as long as you are in contact with God you are beautiful. This holds true for the matured people too if impurity such as dishonesty, hatred, jealousy, and many other have not touched one’s heart.

Lesson from other Source’s of Nature

Why only talk about, the human beings, the supreme creation of God? Take the example of a river. Isn’t it more pure, fresh and beautiful till it comes in contact with the land when people pollute it through improper use? Things related with nature are always a creation of God but what about the ‘natural calamities’. Is it created by God? The name suggests its link with God but the reasons behind the natural calamities do not point out towards God. Though it’s not terrorism, hijacking, kidnapping or other inhuman activity but still when human beings interfere in the working domain of God then imbalance is bound to happen. God is the creator of nature but men disturbs the balance in nature through cutting of forests, depositing garbage on land which stops it from absorbing rainwater and many more. Thus, it leads to flood, volcano eruption, earthquake and some more. It’s an ugly picture of the world.

Every example shows that God is the creator of beautiful things and they are pure. When the things start becoming impure then there remains no trace of God. Their outer look may remain beautiful but inner beauty that means purity and honesty gets lost. God always stays with a pure soul. No one among us has seen God but we have an image of His in our heart. Isn’t it to all of us God is an epitome of love, kind heart, care, blessings, sweetness, simplicity and purity? These qualities make Him great. Whenever these qualities are found in human beings and other beauties of nature we feel blessed. As if God has showered his unconditional blessings through His creations.

A Matchless Experience

An experience of understanding the relation between God and the beauty of nature was certainly matchless. This realization was worth appreciating. I still cherish the moment when I realized and understood the deepest meaning of beauty. My maturity level simply increased many folds. Without any contradiction I believe that nothing is as beautiful as God and the beauty of nature reflects the presence of God in it. We all are the children of God and who would like to differ from my thought that God is the ultimate beauty. No one, I suppose.

Fact about the images:

Both the images which I have used in this article were drawn by my son some two years ago for the Hindi poem I wrote for his assignment. I used it without any corrections if at all required because I wanted to maintain my son’s, only eight years then, perspective straight from heart.

About the Images

Both the images which I have used in this article were drawn by my son some years ago for the Hindi poem I wrote for his assignment. I used it without any corrections if at all required because I wanted to maintain my son’s, only eight years then, perspective straight from heart. Aren't they beautiful? For me these images are very special because I saw him drawing Lord Vishnu's photo according to the observation of His he had in his mind.

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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

A wonderful hub on God, the beautiful creator of people and nature. Your description on your experience of poetry writing along with your son drawing pictures based on this poem in the Hindi poem assignment two years ago is enaging. Inner beauty is far more important than outer beauty and inner beauty makes a person the most beautiful.

Thanks for SHARING. Awesome, beautiful and interesting. Vote up and socially shared.


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shampa sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA Author

Hello ishwaryaa22,

I just don't know how to thank you for your overwhelming praise. Your's is the first comment on this hub and it feels so nice to have such a comment.It seems God has earned all the praise for me.Thanks a lot.


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thumbi7 4 years ago from India

Your moment of realisation of God as the ultimate beauty is presented well.

This reflects your wisdom!

Enjoyed the hub:)


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

Beautiful indeed!

As it is said that beauty is all around us we, just ought to look outside the box. HE is everywhere but little do we appreciate it.

You should make your son read this..he will be very proud of this article. btw, do write the poem that you created :)

voted up indeed!


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Ruby H Rose 4 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

Voted up and beautiful. Your son is a wonderful artist. What a great hub. Keep them coming.


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Ruby211 4 years ago from Nevada

This is a beautiful peice. I love how you not only take into perspective Gods wonders through us but through nature as well. This is the greatness of the world put into words wonderfully. Thankyou for sharing.


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radhikasree 4 years ago from Mumbai,India

This hub clearly declares the fact that God is the ultimate beauty. Your son's paintings are very well and the way with which you associated them to this hub is marvelous.

Up and useful.


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shampa sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA Author

Hello thumbi7,

Thanks you read the hub and your opinion means a lot. What's life without God? He made us all and thus His beauty is matchless.


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shampa sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA Author

Hello Ruchira,

Thanks for appreciation and liking my viewpoint. I promise to share the poem which I created but the hitch is it's in Hindi. My son has not read it yet but will read it soon. Thanks again.


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shampa sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA Author

Hello Ruby H Rose,

Extremely happy to receive such a beautiful comment. Thanks a lot. Well, about my son I must say that he simply surprised me when he showed this skill of his two years ago. At present, it all depends upon his mood so it's a rare chance that he comes up with something surprising.


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shampa sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA Author

Hello Ruby211,

I am happy as well as thankful to you that you enjoyed my write up. God is great, isn't it? We all accept His greatness but rarely we feel free to express it.


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shampa sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA Author

Hello radhikasree,

We all know that God is beyond comparison. Lot of thanks to you that you read this article and liked it too. I have conveyed your appreciation to my son and he has asked me to convey thanks to you.


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Sunita-Sharma 4 years ago from Los Angeles,California,US

I really enjoyed reading this hub. Because of our children we tend to do/learn a lot of things which we have not done earlier like you wrote poem and that too in hindi.But I am glad you took the challenge and achieved it successfully.Voted up!


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shampa sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA Author

Hello Sunita,

Thanks for appreciating the hub. It's very true that we mothers have to try many new things because of our children. I always try my hand in writing poetry but in English, but for my son I tried to write in Hindi too. Well, I am glad that I tried because it has given me lot of confidence. It was a great experience and later I wrote few more in Hindi.


shreya rai 4 years ago

i like hindi poems very very very much


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shampa sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA Author

Thanks, shreya rai


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Very interesting about God and you went right into topic which I really admire about your work, you get right to the point of things thanks


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shampa sadhya 3 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA Author

Hello DDE,

It is always a pleasure when somebody appreciates one's work. I humbly accept your admiration for my work. Thank you very much.


sharmapk752 3 years ago

Nice hub about God . I like it


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shampa sadhya 3 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA Author

Hello sharmapk752,

Thanks for liking the article.


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Harishprasad 2 years ago from India

Beautiful thoughts about creation, nature and God ! And, how wonderful drawings of God and Nature by such a small kid ! He is a great artist, there is no doubt about it. shampa, you are right that God is the ultimate beauty, even a thought about God is so soothing and blissful ! Great article ! Voted up & shared.


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word55 2 years ago from Chicago

Hi Shampa Sadhya, you demonstrated just how beautiful God can be and furthermore. Excellent hub and voted up! Thank you.

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