Từ điển Thiền Osho - Face - Gương mặt

Osho Meditation Dictionary - Face

When a disciple comes to a Zen Master, the Master says, "Go and meditate upon your original face." And what is the original face? The face that you had before you were born and the face that you will have again when you are dead: find out that original face. It is not a face at all.

Have you ever thought about it? The shape of your face is given by the body. It can be changed by plastic surgery. And you will not be changed by the change of the face: your nose can be longer, shorter, your eyes can be different, eyebrows can be different — much can be done now. And you will remain the same. So the face is not your being. It is just the shape of your body. It is not your face. Have you got any face? Sometimes with closed eyes go deep into it and you will be surprised to see you don't have any face.

God has no face at all — and you are gods and goddesses. That's why one is never contented. One can never be contented with this face, howsoever beautiful. This face is not going to satisfy you unless you come to the original face, the facelessness of your being: purity with no shape, the formless, the attrihuteless. The form is of matter. The form is not of consciousness; consciousness is formless. Your body is a meeting-place of the form and the formless, of matter and consciousness. Your body is a container. The contained is you, and that contained has no face… Face as such is false.

Excerpted from ‘The Divine Melody’ by Osho