Desires

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  1. 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. ...
  2. 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. ...
  3. 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. ...
  4. What should people do if their wish is not getting fulfilled?

    Wait for some time. Sometimes we don’t know what we want or we want something but then we change our mind. How many times have you felt that it was good that what you desired did not get fulfilled? (Many raise their hands) So always along with your p ...
  5. Desire and joy

    All desires are for happiness. That is the goal of desire, isn't it? How often does your desire lead you to the goal? But have you thought about the nature of desire? It simply means tomorrow, and not now, isn't it? Joy is never tomorrow. It is ...
  6. Longing Itself Is Divine

    Longing itself is Divine. Longing for worldly things makes you inert. Longing for Infinity fills you with life. When longing dies, inertia sets in. But longing also brings along a sense of pain. To avoid the pain, you try to push away the longing. The ski ...
  7. Dreaming the Impossible

    Question: Guruji, how can we control daydreams? Sri Sri: Dream in the night! (laughter) What is daydreaming? You have a desire but you do not have the faith that you can achieve your desire- that is what you call daydreaming. You can control daydreaming b ...
  8. Wake Up and Slow Down!

    When you are in a rush, you are unable to properly perceive things. Often you are in a rush in life. This takes away the charm, thrill and beauty from your life. You can never be close to the Truth when you are in a rush because your perception, observati ...
  9. How does a desire arise?

    A desire arises with the memory of a pleasant experience and past impressions. A desire might arise through listening. A desire can be triggered through the association of certain people and a place. Someone else's need or desire may manifest in you ...
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