The seeker is never satisfied. Therefore a seeker cannot be committed to a path of action. To be on path is always to aim for the known. For all his confusion, Jiddu Krishnamurti was right in that Truth is a pathless land.
Karma yoga and bhakti yoga, and the whole system of yoga is for the ambitious, not for the seekers.
Anyone who tries to decide a path for a seeker sets him up for resentment. A seeker's true guide is life itself. Unpredictable, challenging, never the known.
A seeker feels happy only with a fellow seeker. Ambitious people find him unbalanced but the seeker sees death in the balance of the known.
Often a seeker can become disillusioned with the search for perfection. In that jaded frame he wants to dull himself with what he knows is not going to satisfy him. But if we believe in the essence of the seeker, he will always have a faint sense that he has betrayed himself.
The ambitious man is afraid of failure while the seeker is afraid of getting stuck. For the seeker the journey is paramount while for the ambitious it's the destination. The seeker is happiest when untied and free to explore. The ambitious man is happiest when in sight of his goal.
Entrepreneurs and social reformers are usually ambitious. But writers and philosophers, the non-royalty kind, are usually perennially discontented and therefore more likely to be seekers. And there are many philosophers and thinkers who aren't good at writing and whose thoughts and discontent remain unexpressed.
(to be continued)