The Short Path position is supported by such Mahayana texts as the Vajra-Samadhi Sutra, where Buddha says: "Be it only as little as a single thought, the five components of ego are born at the same time. Let beings but repose their minds in a condition of calm. They will not have a single thought. This Absolute, this suchness, contains all the dharmas."
-- Notebooks Category 23: Advanced Contemplation > Chapter 5: Balancing the Paths > # 129