Image: Siddhartha Guatama | Nyo | 2007
'When someone is seeking,’ said Siddhartha, ‘it happens quite easily that he only sees the thing that he is seeking; that he is unable to find anything, unable to absorb anything, because he is only thinking of the thing he is seeking, because he has a goal, because he is obsessed with his goal. Seeking means: to have a goal; but finding means: to be free, to be receptive, to have no goal.'
Hermann Hesse | 1922
Translated from the German by Hilda Rosner
(Picador: London, 1998) p. 202