Desires

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  1. Gurudev, are desires created, and can they be removed? If so, how?

    Just look back and reflect on your life from your childhood. You had so many desires back then; some of which you fulfilled and many of which you dropped. You have not been able to fulfill every single desire that has arisen in your head as a child, as a ...
  2. Gurudev, what is the easiest way to overcome thoughts of obsession, lust and desire?

    Keep yourself busy. Put your passion to a bigger cause. Be passionate about creating something or making something. Be busy in spreading knowledge, and spreading Dharma. Day and night think of how you can reach out to people, and do some g ...
  3. Gurudev, you are very generous. You have fulfilled all of my wishes, but I have not fulfilled all the commitments I made to you. I want to know whether, will you punish me, or will you keep fulfilling my further wishes.

    (Laughter) Why should I reveal it to you now? I will leave you guessing about it. You better fulfil your commitments before you wish for something more. I do not want to make you a greedy person. Otherwise you will become so greedy. When yo ...
  4. Gurudev, Sometimes I wonder, I have so many unending desires and you keep on fulfilling them. This makes me smile. How to get rid of hankering over desires Gurudev?

    You know your desires are getting fulfilled, that is enough. Be busy in fulfilling the desires of others, not your own desires. See, what is the significance of the Guru Disciple Tradition? It is for the Disciple to realize that desires are endl ...
  5. Gurudev, since many years, I have a desire in my mind. So far it has not been fulfilled. What is the reason for this?

    Time! Let it take its time. You should always say, ’If this desire is good for me then let it happen. Otherwise, let it not happen.’ ...
  6. Gurudev, What to do with unfulfilled desires? The lifelong desire of prosperity in relationships goes unfulfilled. As time passes I feel frustrated, regretful, and my energy sapped. How do I manifest these desires and let them go?

    You say it is a lifelong desire. Is it really a lifelong desire? Did you have the same desire when you were a kid, or when you were a teenager? Just take a look at it. Is the desire worth all the effort and time you are putting into it? Or can your li ...
  7. Gurudev, do desires lead to pain?

    Desires need not lead to pain. Some desires, when you want to fulfill them but you do not have enough energy and you can’t fulfill them, then they give you pain. ...
  8. Gurudev, I am a student and I feel that I should study more. Yesterday, you asked us to drop our desire to want more and more. What to drop and for what should I put in more effort?

    For a student I will say you should study more. This I said for the adults, to drop their desire to have more of happiness in life. But when it comes to knowledge, sadhana and seva, for that you can desire for more, that is no problem. ...
  9. Gurudev, Whatever I like is going away from me. What do I do?

    If we follow joy, misery follows us. If we follow knowledge, joy follows us. ...
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