What motivates someone to become a spiritual seeker? And does that motivation change over time? Didn’t Osho say that his people were largely rebels, “crazies” who couldn’t fit in with their oppressive, repressive societies? Was that true only for a particular time, for the post-war generation that grew up in the 60s and 70s?
In this short video, Eckhart Tolle talks about the different types of spiritual seekers described in the Bhagavad Gita, which states that there are four distinct types of individuals who embark on a journey to find connection with divinity:
Those seeking relief from suffering, or happiness through worldly desires, or knowledge and self-realization, or a profound connection with the divine. Which of these best describes your original personal motivation, and, in your view, that of sannyasins in general? And how has that changed, if at all?
(Apologies for the lack of a live link above)