A sanyassin (Monk) asked zen master Osho, ” I do not feel I am a man, yet I see a man’s face in the mirror”.

A great insight has happened to you, a great realisation. Let it sink deep, let it become your constant awareness. No face is yours. All faces are false. Once you had the face of a lion,once you had the face of a donkey, once you had the face of a tree and sometimes the face of a rock. Now you have the face of a man or a woman, ugly, beautiful, white, black.

But you do not have any face. Your reality is faceless. And that facelessness is what Zen people call the original face. It is not a face at all.

When you were not born, what face had you then? When you die, what face will you carry with yourself? This face that you see in the mirror will be dropped here; it will disappear into the earth – dust unto dust. You will go faceless just as you came faceless.

Right now you don’t have any face, the face is  just a belief – you have believed in the mirror too much. And when you come to realise this facelessness you have seen the face of God.



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