Desire

07/13/2010 § Leave a comment

Desire: a strong feeling of wanting to have or to do something : a longing or craving, as for something that brings satisfaction or enjoyment

[1] Desire nothing, give up all desires and be happy.” – Swami Sivananda

[2] Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.”

Swami Sivananda

“I used to desire many, many things, but now I have just one desire, and that’s to get rid of all my other desires.” – John Cleese

“You think you must have this or that and then you can be happy. But no matter how many of your desires are satisfied, you never will find happiness through them. The more you have, the more you want. Learn to live simply.

Lord Krishna said: His mind is full with contentment whose desires ever
flow inward. That man is like a changeless ocean which is kept brimful with
constantly entering waters. He is not a muni who bores holes of desires
in  his reservoir of peace and lets the waters escape. ”
(Paramahansa Yogananda, `Man’s Eternal Quest’)

“Wise men do not desire to do anything; wise men do not desire to abandon action either.” ~Yoga Vasistha, tr. Swami Venkatesanand page 89

Directing The Power Of Desire

Those who live with Siva know the great power of desire and thought, and choose theirs wisely. They also know the infinitely greater power of those who conquer desire by desiring only to know God. Aum Namah Sivaya. – Sutra 20 of the Nandinatha Sutras, by Sathguru Sivaya Subramuniya Swami

Paradise is surrounded by what we dislike;

the fires of hell are surrounded by what we desire.

– Rumi –
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Deafened by the voice of desire

Deafened by the voice of desire
you are unaware the Beloved lives
in the core of your heart.
Stop the noise and
you will hear His voice
in the silence.

– Rumi –
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