tiltbillings wrote:And it was with The Buddha's cousin, Nanda:Anders Honore wrote:At the risk of continuing to be off-topic, I'm going to be bold anyway as I think there's an amusing and slight dhamma related point in it:
I was once told, secondhand, that one Asutralian bhikkhu (don't recall his name, no one famous), once remarked that once he actually got to see a female deva himself, it really took the gloss off what desire he might have for ordinary human women. Apparently, they are so ridiculously beautiful, he could just never look at human women again without them looking utterly flawed and plain in comparison.
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .irel.html
Way I was told was that this was the experience of the Australian bhikkhu in question.