Swami Chinmayananda on Seeking and Searching



These are the two words always used in all texts dealing with the spiritual path – seeking truth and searching the reality. The seeker is ever seeking or searching – carefully think it over.

Seeking is when I don’t know what it is or where it is. Searching is when I know and am certain that it is only table or handbag – and I am searching for it.

Searching is for a thing which I know is there, but is now covered by other things.

We are seeking the Truth while studying the scriptures and, with the help of the teacher, trying to grasp what it is and what is its nature.

In the seat of meditation, we are searching.

We know now that there is this mysterious power called Life in our bosom. We are searching to reach it. What you are searching for is not a thought. You are searching for a new dimension of Consciousness.

Source - Art Of Contemplation By Swami Chinmayananda