The Headless Way
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Simplicity

An essential work is when the essence of the soul is one and simple, and is placed in complete silence. And through simplicity it hath communion with all things; for what is most simple is most universal, and imparts itself to all things, and yet remains undivided and unmoved in itself.  John Tauler

It is the separation that brings conflict and ugliness. When there is not this separation then living itself is the act of love. The deep inward simplicity of austerity makes for a life that has no duality.  J. Krishnamurti

Unless you turn round and become like little children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.  Jesus

When, like little children, you let your appearance drop like clothes at your feet, then will the Living One appear.  After the Gospel of Thomas

The old man will not hesitate to ask an infant of seven days about the place of Life, and he will live.  Gospel According to Thomas

Two of the remarkable things about this [headless] way are these. First, you can't do it wrong. It's not something you learn; it's self-evident and natural. When you look and see that where you are there isn't anything to see, and that you're looking out of Space and not out of two little holes in a meat ball -- when you see what you're looking out of, you can't see half of it, nor can you half see it. This is an all-or-nothing experience and you can't doubt what you see. The second marvellous thing about it is that it is immediately shareable. You can share it within a minute of having seen it, and can do so without any particular training. Of course, when you've been doing it for years and years you get more proficient, but in principle and in fact you can share it immediately and I've known people to do this.  Douglas Harding

Remember that the proper result of contemplative prayer is simplicity, so that the contemplative is always doing the same thing all day and all night. He is praying, or having breakfast, or talking, or working, or amusing himself; but he is principally conscious that he is doing God's Will; the different external activities seem to him a sort of varied outcome of one continuous internal intention.  Dom John Chapman

If our mind dwells in limpid awareness, with no thought of past or future, without being attracted by external objects or occupied by mental constructions, it will dwell in primordial simplicity. In this state, there is no need for the iron hand of forced vigilance to immobilize our thoughts. "Buddhahood," it is said, "is the natural simplicity of the mind." Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Because people want something elaborate and mysterious, so many religions have come into existence. Only those who are mature can understand the matter in its naked simplicity. Ramana Maharshi

The ultimate truth is so simple; it is nothing more than being in one's natural, original state. Ramana Maharshi 

Nothing can be more simple that God. St. Thomas Aquinas  

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