The end of the seeker?
A theme which has emerged from various discussions on never not here and an issue for those on a "spiritual path" more generally is the conflict between 2 seemingly irreconcilable perspectives on seeking. On the one hand there's the idea espoused by Jeff foster, Tony Parsons, etc. that seeking is precisely the problem, its what keeps the seeker in a loop which never leads to awakening, cos the seeker is the very same substance as the false self; Tony parsons goes so far as to say there is nothing you can do to attain enlightemnet because there is no individual and hence no individual choice. ramesah balsakar says the same, that there is just what is happeneing, the doer is an illusion.
On the other hand, it seems that ramana maharshi did make a conscious choice and Sundance burke in his webcast makes the point that there is a genuine seeking its just that what most seekers call seeking is a subtle or not so subtle variation on the conventional seeeking we all have for power, sex, etc i.e. it wasn't genuine search for freedom. Eckhat tolle also seems to suggest that there's something you can do e.g. practice the power of now.
So is there a genuine conflict here between these 2 perspectives or is it just that jeff Foster Tony parsons etc. fail to adequately distinguish between "genuine" seeking and the seeking which is an egotistical mask for the nore conventional seeking for power, gratification (i.e. could call it spiritual materialism) ?