Ricard: desire again

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Bright Eye
Photograph by Joe Motohashi, National Geographic Your Shot
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“Everyone would agree that desire is natural and plays an essential role in helping us to realize our aspirations.
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But desire is only a blind force that in itself is neither helpful nor harmful.
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Everything depends on what kind of influence it has over us.
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It is capable of either providing inspiration to our lives or poisoning them.
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It can encourage us to act in a way that is constructive for ourselves and others, but it can also bring about intense pain.
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When desire becomes a possessive and pervasive craving, pain results.
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Desire then forces us to become dependent on the very causes of suffering.
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In that case it is a source of unhappiness, and there is no advantage in continuing to be ruled by it.
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The antidote to a desire that causes suffering is inner freedom.”
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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Jennifer on February 5, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Spring blossoms and pretty little bird. Signs of changes.

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