A case of simple sight
My own words, my own way of putting it, the way I find helpful, the slogan is: Look who's here... It is immensely difficult because it is so extremely simple. It is not a case of working yourself up into a strange state of mind. It's not a case of being spiritual. It's not a case of being metaphysical. It's not a case of being intelligent... It's just a case of simple sight... It is a case simply of observing what is plainly given here, and what is the case––what it is like to be on this spot, here and now. From 'One's Original Face', a talk by Douglas Harding at the Buddhist Society just after his book On Having No Head was published, in 1961.