When a ” truthseeker ” starts out on their spiritual path, they will gorge themselves with spiritual knowledge . They will read a large number of books on all types of spirituality as if they were filling a large hole in themselves . The truthseeker may even find a guru to attach themselves to and can start spiritual practices such as meditation and yoga, or may go on spiritual retreats in their search for spiritual knowledge .
I can empathise with this spiritual search as I have been through a similar experience myself and much of the knowledge I gained has been invaluable . However you will come to a point when you may find yourself searching out of habit and it becomes an addiction . I realised this myself when I could not pass a bookstore without going into it and buying yet another book, which only repeated what I have read before .
In Britain, where I live there is an annual festival on the 5th November called Guy Fawkes Night when bonfires are burnt throughout the country . It is a remembrance of a plot by a Roman Catholic, Guy Fawkes and others to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London . If you have seen the film V for Vendetta, you will know the story .
There is a little ditty, which goes with the event :
Remember, remember the 5th of November
Gunpowder, treason and plot .
What the truthseeker is trying to do by all the searching is actually to remember . We know who we are, but we have forgotten and need devices to trigger the memory of who we are . We are not really seeking, as we already know but this knowledge is shrouded in a fog of forgetfulness .
And we are not only retrieving the memory of our real Self by remembering but we will also be rejoining with it as ” to re-member “ does not only refer to a memory but also means a re-connection .
When we reach the end of the search, we will realise that we didn’t even have to search in the first place .