"No, a true seeker could not accept any teachings, not if he sincerely wished to find something."

Esoteric philosophy asserts that man has to earn his gifts and realize his worth through mastery of his ego, through personal effort and merit and through a long series of transmigration of the soul, and reincarnations.

Gautam Buddha’s Dhammapada Teachings on The Seeker, say:

Master your senses,

What you taste and smell,

What you see, what you hear.

In all things be a master.

Of what you do and say and think.

Be free.

You are a seeker.

Delight in the mastery

Of your hands and your feet,

Of your words and your thoughts.

Delight in meditation

And in solitude.