The Headless Way
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Mystery

The whole meaning, importance and value of life are determined by the mystery behind it.  Berdyaev

What is the last end? It is the mystery of the darkness of the eternal Godhead which is unknown and never has been known and never shall be known.  Meister Eckhart

The ten thousand things are born of being.
Being is born of not being.  Lao-tzu

God is a wondrous thing:
He wills that which He is
And is that which He wills,
With no end or cause.  Angelus Silesius

Emptiness functions mysteriously, vacuity works wonders.  Te-shan

When there remains neither unbelief nor religion, your body and your soul will disappear; you will then be worthy of the mysterious -- if you would fathom them, this is the only way.  Attar

Jesus said: He who seeks will not cease until he finds; when he finds, he will be astonished; when he is astonished he will reign; when he reigns he will rest.  Gospel of Thomas

Man, most fundamentally, is not engaged in the discovery of what is there, nor in production, nor even in communication, nor in invention. He is enabling being to emerge from nonbeing. The experience of being the actual medium for a continual process of creation takes one past all depression or persecution or vain glory, past, even, chaos or emptiness, into the very mystery of that continual flip of nonbeing into being, and can be the occasion of that great liberation when one makes the transition from being afraid of nothing to the realization that there is nothing to fear.  R.D. Laing

Elizabeth Ann
Said to her Nan:
"Please will you tell me how God Began?
Somebody mush have made Him."  A.A. Milne, "Now We Are Seven"

Where am I going? The high rooks call:
"It's awful fun to be born at all."  A.A. Milne

Look, it cannot be seen -- it is beyond form.
Listen, it cannot be heard -- it is beyond sound.
Grasp, it cannot be held -- it is intangible.
These three are indefinable;
Therefore they are joined in one.

From above it is not bright;
From below it is not dark;
An unbroken thread beyond description.
It returns to nothingness.
The form of the formless,
The image of the imageless,
It is called indefinable and beyond imagination.  Lao-Tzu

God is neither soul nor angel ... nor can He be described or understood ... He neither stands still nor moves ... He is none of the things that have no being, none of the things that have being... Nor is there any way by which we can reach Him through reason or understanding...  The Cloud of Unknowing

There is no greater mystery than this: Being Reality ourselves, we seek to gain Reality. Ramana Maharshi

Because people love mystery and not the truth, religions cater to them, eventually bringing them around to the Self. Ramana Maharshi

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