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Don’t Fight Desire

Don’t Fight Desire

“Just accepting everything is desirelessness. Once you are truly accepting what is there, you’re not identified with anything.”


The Buddha has said that we should be desireless and passionless. How should we get rid of anger, lust and hatred? When Gautama talked of desirelessness, he was not unaware that without desire there is no existence. Your wanting to be desireless itself is a big desire. You being desireless means you have no identification with your desires; your desires are only about what is needed. You have no personal identity with the desires that you play with.

Without desire, there is no game. But now the desires are no longer about you. It is just the way it’s needed for this moment, for this situation. Once you are aware — you are desireless in that sense — there is no karmic bondage. Whatever he does, even if he fights a war, there is no karma for him because he has no desire to do anything like that.

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