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Seeking You’ve been walking in circles, Searching. Don’t drink by the water’s edge. Throw yourself in. Become the water. Only then will your thirst end. ~Jeanette Berson Do not seek the truth; simply cease cherishing illusions. ~Zen master Seng- t’san That which you are seeking is always seeking you. ~anonymous sage The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting; by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth. ~ Pierre Abelard The ultimate goal of spiritual seeking is beyond these different levels of mental existence. The ultimate goal is integration with ultimate reality, with the purely spiritual dimension of existence, which is nirvana, the state of absolute enlightnment. ~Haridas Chaudhuri All that is necessary to awaken to yourself as the radiant emptiness of spirit is to stop seeking something more or better or different, and to turn your attention inward to the awake silence that you are. ~Adyashanti seeker of truth follow no path all paths lead where truth is here. ~e. e. cummings Don’t seek, don’t search, don’t ask, don’t knock, don’t demand–relax. If you relax, it comes. If you relax, it is there. If you relax, you start vibrating with it. ~Osho Soon the child’s clear eye is clouded over by ideas and opinions, preconceptions and abstractions. Simple free being becomes encrusted with the burdensome armor of the ego. Not until years later does an instinct come that a vital sense of mystery has been withdrawn. The sun glints through the pines, and the heart is pierced in a moment of beauty and strange pain, like a memory of paradise. After that day, we become seekers. ~Peter Matthiessen An older student came to Otis and said, “I have been to see a great number of teachers and I have given up a great number of pleasures. I have fasted, been celibate and stayed awake nights seeking enlightenment. I have given up everything I was asked to give up and I have suffered, but I have not been enlightened. What should I do?” Otis replied, “Give up suffering.” ~Camden Benares When the mind is no longer seeking, no longer breeding conflict through its wants and cavings, when it is silent with understanding, only then can the immeasurable come into being. ~J. Krishnamurti There is a place which one cannot reach by going anywhere. ~Hazrat Inayat Khan Sitting peacefully on a cushion day and night seeking to attain Buddhahood, rejecting life and death in hopes of realizing enlightenment, is all like a monkey grasping at the moon reflected in the water. ~Shoitsu What you seek is already within you. You uncover it by shedding all that is untrue within you. ~Sampo Kaasila It’s a pathless path because it’s unique to each seeker and keeps changing as the journey unfolds. Even more essentially, it isn’t really a path at all, because there’s nowhere to go and nothing to discover; everything you need to know and be is right here and now–indeed, it is the very here and now that you are. ~Stephan Bodian The cave that you fear to enter holds the treasure that you seek. ~Joseph Campbell All spiritual seeking begins with the questions, ‘Who am I? Where did I come from? Where am I going? What is the true essence of my being?’ ~Haridas Chaudhuri It’s not drawn on any map; true places never are. ~Herman Melville When you demand nothing of the world, nor of god, when you want nothing, seek nothing, expect nothing, then the Supreme state will come to you uninvited and unexpected. ~Nisargadatta Maharaj Seekers continue to practice all kinds of self-torture without realizing that such ‘spiritual practice’ is a reinforcement of the very ego that prevents them from their natural, free state. ~Ramesh Balsekar In the gradual approach you are bound to the mind. The mind is under the illusion that if it changes, alters, stops, etc., it will be absorbed in what is beyond it. This misconception leads to the most tragic state in which a truth- seeker can find himself: he has bound himself in his own web, a web of the most subtle duality. ~Jean Klein Having never left the house, you are looking for the way home. ~Vedic saying I have an existential map; it has ‘you are here’ written all over it. ~Stephen Wright As long as you seek for something, you will get the shadow of reality and not reality itself. ~Shunryu Suzuki If you want to be free, get to know your real self. It has no form, no appearance, no root, no basis, no abode, but is lively and buoyant. It responds with versatile facility, but its function cannot be located. Therefore when you look for it you become further from it; when you seek it you turn away from it all the more. ~Rinzai My only hope for you as a seeker wishing to find your way back home, is to burn the map you’re following, and realize what you already are. ~Matt Kahn If you seek, how is that different from pursuing sound and form? If you don’t seek, how are you different from earth, wood or stone? You must seek without seeking. ~Fo-Yan Seeking is simply a game that is played until the recognition that there is nothing to find. ~Unmani Liza Hyde If you try to aim for it, you are turning away from it. ~Zen master Give up the search for something to happen and fall in love, fall intimately in love with the gift of presence in ‘what is.’ ~Tony Parsons You don’t have to go looking for love when it’s where you come from. ~Werner Erhard You are not too old and it is not too late to dive into your increasing depths where life calmly gives out its own secret. ~Rainer Maria Rilke The longing to go back to the source is present in each being from the very time that it is separated from the source by the veil of ignorance. ~Meher Baba Everything we are looking for is right here in the present moment. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh The real seeker of truth never seeks truth. On the contrary, he tries to clean himself of all that is untrue, inauthentic, insincere – and when his heart is ready, purified, the guest comes. ~Osho Why is it so difficult to find God? It is because you are looking for something you have never lost. ~Osho How am I to aspire to You when You are behind every aspiration? How am I to seek You when seeking itself signifies being distant? Can One who is ever-close, ever-present, be sought? ~Ibn ‘Arabi Truth is not far away; it is ever present. It is not something to be attained, since not one of your steps leads away from it. ~Dogen Remember it is not only you who are seeking truth–truth is also seeking you. ~Osho Let this truth go as deep in you as possible: that life is already here, arrived. You are standing on the goal. Don’t ask about the path. ~Osho Be honest dear heart, broken and abashed, how can you still chase love? ~Rumi Do not seek the answers. Let the answers find you. ~Leonard Jacobson There’s no quenching of the spiritual thirst. It’s just that it disappears when you see through the illusion of a lack of intimacy with existence. ~Adyashanti We’re all looking for love, in our confusion, until we find our way back to the realization that love is what we already are. ~ Byron Katie Seeking is based on a fundamental assumption of incompleteness. Beyond all seeking lies the discovery of Infinite Completeness… an undeniable recognition that nothing is missing. ~Metta Zetty Stop looking for something out there and begin seeing within. Open your arms if you want an embrace. ~Rumi The Beloved is with you in the midst of your seeking! He holds your hand wherever you wander. ~Rumi To find the Tao, there is nowhere you need to search. If it is not inside you, it is not the Tao. ~Confucius When we see that the seeker is the sought, there’s a giving up of all striving to become… and what remains is a current of love, of presence. ~Jean Klein