Become the best seeker


A marvelous message today where Guru described three types of seekers. I find myself interested in all three because there are  wake up calls for me in each.

He started by saying, “On this earthly plane, in any lifetime, there is a beginning and there is an end, so there is a journey. Whether we like it or not, whether we take advantage of it or not, whether we are driven or we drive the journey, it is a journey. And the journey is certainly going to come to an end for this particular lifetime.”

I select the parts that struck me about each seeker, “The first seeker knows that it has to go somewhere; it knows that this is not the plane, but is so hopelessly caught in this pleasure domain (sensory pleasure) that it completely sidelines this inner remembering. Of course, it knows very well – the seeker can give you a good lecture on what the goal is. They will tell you, but they are completely caught in the material experience. They worship those who are freedom seekers, who are making the journey, “Oh my God, these are great people.” They become iconic to them. But they are so hopelessly caught.

When life really becomes challenging and painful, they remember where they need to go. They begin to practice for a while, because life is painful and they need some relief. But, as soon as they get better, they are completely caught again. Only when life really pushes them, kicks them; when life becomes miserable and painful, then they are ready to practice.”

“The second kind of seeker is one who knows, and one who practices, but it is a lower priority. They have more important things in the world to get done. Whenever they see someone seeking and practicing, they are very inspired, and for a little while, they practice. But when the inspiration has gone, they fall back into the old patterns, putting less priority on spirituality.”

” The third kind of seeker is the one who the moment they become awakened to something, they grab it. It stays in the mind, it never leaves, and it transforms everything that they do. No matter where they are, this thought is present in them. No matter how involved they are in the activities of the world, it is not forgotten. It is always there, on the forefront of the mind. These seekers make their active world a part of their seeking. Whilst they are in the world, they are using the world itself to help them in their seeking. This is the third kind of seeker. What is amazing about this seeker is the moment they understand, the moment the knowledge becomes clear in their mind, it transforms them completely; it stays with them forever.”

Now you can well imagine that the Universe would respond differently to each seeker. Where do you fall in this category? Are you a mixture? Are you in any particular one? And where would you like to be – in terms of seeking? “

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