Once [writes Hazrat Inayat Khan] I was introduced in New York to a scientist who was also a philosopher. The first thing he said about his accomplishment was, “I have discovered the soul.”
It amused me very much that while all the scriptures, thinkers, mystics and prophets have spoken about it, this man should come and say, “I have discovered the soul.”
I thought, “Yes, that was the new discovery that we were expecting, something that we never knew.”
Such is the attitude of mind today, the childish attitude.
When one looks into the past, the present and the future, once sees that life is eternal; and what one can discover is that which has always been discovered by those who seek.