The Seeker’s Dungeon is where we admit, for however briefly, that the more we understand, the less we know. We live in a cause and effect world with seemingly limitless possibilities, but everyone is viewing this world from their own perspective. Depending on our upbringing, we can see the same actions in entirely different ways. Not only that, but the world of an ant is far different from that of a human. When it is all about perspective, we eventually have to acknowledge that to a degree, everything that we see is illusory. We believe in the concept of an infinite universe or an infinite God, but as finite beings, we are not capable of truly conceptualizing infinity. When we understand this, our world of ideas and our attachment to them, begins to crumble.
If you are a seeker, this dungeon is for you. You can store here all of the things you might try and hide from the world on your path to being more than just the sum of your parts. The joy and the pain of duality are on constant display here, free of judgement, shame or preconceived notions. This is your home if you are looking for a place to rest your weary heart for awhile. For the journey is long and the troubles are real, and even the games have consequences that take years to sort out. There are alway other hearts that can be healed through the revelations that you bring to the discussion.
Here we ask questions such as, what does it mean to live and to die, to laugh and to cry, to cherish each other and to walk with pride? We all know that if we are born we must die. Still, it doesn’t seem to matter. We continue to act towards each other as if there’s no need to appreciate the time that we have together. Moreover, we fail to consciously and vigorously search for meaning, if there is any, in this short birth.
My name is Sreejit Poole.I’m the keeper of this dungeon, but my voice is just one of the many that you’ll find here. I was born December 13, 1974, a child of the 80’s, raised on Stephen King, Prince, hair bands and NWA until my world was rocked in 1989 when I first heard about the Hugging Saint, Mata Amritanandamayi. I have been living in her ashrams since January 1994. I now reside at her Headquarters Ashram, Amritapuri, where I work as an International Chef. The Seeker’s Dungeon is where I pour out all of the ideas that keep me up at night, although I have also published works of fiction, the Where Love Meets War series, and poetry. I enjoy writing music as well and you can find an acoustic album of my songs, For the Record, on BandCamp.
Please have a look around. There are a wide range of experience and philosophies that you can find on the Contributors page. If you are interested in adding your own voice to the Dungeon, check out the Submission guidelines. You can also bring the topics discussed here to your own blog by joining in with Dungeon Prompts. Of course, the easiest way to be a part of The Seeker’s Dungeon Community is to join the discussion in the comment section. I’d love to hear from you.