Believe in God with childlike faith; for simplicity with intelligence is the sign of the Holy Ones.
:: Bowl of Saki, by Hazrat Inayat Khan
Commentary by Sufi Inayat Khan:
The question arises: what is the manner of opening the heart? The way to it is a natural life, the life of the child, smiling with the smiling one, praying with the praying one, ready to learn from everyone, ready to love. The child has enmity against no one, he has no hatred, no malice, his heart is open. It is in the child that you can see the smiles of angels; he can see through life.
When the grown-up person is made ready, when he has acquired the attributes of the child, then he creates heaven within himself, he understands. The child with his innocence does not understand, but when a man with understanding develops the childlike loving tendency, the purity of heart of the child with the desire to be friendly to all -- that is the opening of the heart, and it is by that blessing that he can receive all the privileges of human life.
... truth is simple. The more simple you are and the more you seek for simplicity, the nearer you come to truth.
Credit: Sufi Message of Inayat Khan
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