Make-Up

Once a make-up artist asked the following question to OSHO:

Q: I’m a make-up artist in New York and I feel make-up can be used to spiritually enhance a woman’s natural beauty.... But I notice the women at the Meditation Resort don’t wear makeup.
OSHO : "Makeup is the invention of the ugly people. It is not that makeup is ugly, but makeup it self is the invention of the ugly. The ugly feels inferior as compared to the naturally beautiful. The ugly tries to compensate for it with artificial methods. The natural has no need to compensate. But naturally beautiful people are very few; hence makeup has become almost a routine thing.
For thousands of years, man has been trying to hide in every possible way all that is ugly in him — in the body, in the mind, in the soul. Even people who were naturally beautiful started imitating the ugly and the artificial, for the simple reason that the artificial can deceive. ...
Makeup, and the whole idea of makeup, is basically hypocrisy. One should love and accept one self the natural way.If you are false there, then why not pretend the same falsehood as far as mind is concerned? Then what is wrong in pretending to be a saint, a sage, when you are not? The logic will be the same.
And sometimes it happens that the pretender can defeat the real, because the pretender can practice, can rehearse, can manage and manipulate in many ways.
Nature can be improved upon. That’s what intelligence is for, but it should not be against nature.For example, the lips can be red through better food, through better exercise, through better medicine. That too is improving upon nature, but improving upon nature in a natural way. Putting on lipstick is cheap; it is not really improving. It is good for the stage.
Spiritual beauty has nothing to do with anything that can be done from the outside.Spirituality is our original face; it is the discovery of our intrinsic nature. It has not to be tampered with, it has not to be painted, it has not to be arranged. It is already there inside us. "
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10 comments:

  1. Very nice.

    But I can't stop wearing clothes though; my parents will kill me :p

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  2. Rizal you have a good sense of humour..HA HA HA HA...

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  3. nature has given us beauty - coming from the depth of heart....
    nothing can compare to it....
    thanks Surjitji

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  4. Lakshmi Ji I fully agree with your views:
    ..'nature has given us beauty..'
    Thanks for sharing your insights.
    God bless.

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  5. To accept us and others as we are- within and without needs a lot of maturity.
    Good post

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  6. Yes,Latha Nair you are right.Lot of maturity and understanding is required.
    Thanks for sharing your views.
    God bless.

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  7. Osho also often insisted that "beauty is the shadow of truth" -- that the more aligned with the truth one is, the more fully one expresses beauty, naturally. So when we say that "nature has given us beauty" what I think we are saying is that nature IS beauty, a reflection of truth (TE reflects TAO). After all, if you can touch it, name it, see it, it is nature-- a way of expression. Nature refines nature (itself). Nature is Love -- and Love is, (post division) the harmony with which the divided longs for union, and this dance is both nature and beauty.

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  8. Welcome to blog Benjamin Dean.
    You have rightly said:
    ...'Nature is Love -- and Love is, (post division) the harmony with which the divided longs for union, and this dance is both nature and beauty...'
    Thanks for sharing your great insights.
    God bless.

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  9. How Truthful are this words Surjit! Natural beauty can only come from within to the outside. While superficial beauty only lives at the surface, and is quite the same, as make use of a mask!
    I almost never use makeup, and for me does not make difference if I never put makeup. But, I understand how for some persons this is a need, cause they are not able to believe that they already own beauty, and for that reason they forget to make shine what is within them, not giving polish to it, and try to make shine solely, what's can not be polished.

    Blessings to you my friend!

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  10. Welocme Sonia to my blog. I admire your views:
    ...'Natural beauty can only come from within to the outside. While superficial beauty only lives at the surface, and is quite the same, as make use of a mask!..'
    Thanks for adding your insights to my post making it more meaningful.
    God bless.

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