The Seekers

One who claims to be a seeker has to first understand what they are seeking.

What can one seek. One can seek only that what one knows either from their memory of past experiences or from the images they have created about it with their intellectual efforts like reading, listening or learning from someone.

You may seek truth, the meaning of life, or happiness or Nirvana or Moksha or enlightenment or transformation. Fill in whatever you call it. How will you know when you seek what you are seeking. What is that indicator, that signal which will tell you that you have reached your goal or that siddhi? If it is that bodily sensation of vibration or that trance state of timelessness or that inner voice. All of this is coming from your past. You have experienced something like this as a teaser or a trailer of it in the past. Now you are chasing that same experience using the same or similar or new methods told by some books, Gurus. You may have come up with your own methods based on your past experiences. Not for sure, all this may give you that experience again, that trance state which one gets by simple self-hypnosis again, or that vibration again. But, it is not just superficial, but it’s also temporary. People also get such experiences with some rubbish substances and medicines. The chase will still be on. A never-ending chase to attend enlightenment or nirvana. The more efforts you make, the more time you spend into the methods, rituals, and the study of these processes seek the truth, the more engrossed you will be into that process. You then start getting validation from it; you start justifying the intellectual non-sense from these processes and rituals. The quest to seek truth will end in a non-stop, never-ending chase for methods, techniques, tools and processes.