Desires

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  1. 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. ...
  2. Gurudev, 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. Desire For Truth

    Buddha said that desire is the cause of all misery. If your desire does not get fulfilled, it leads to frustration and causes misery. Even if it does get fulfilled, it leaves you empty. Vasishta said that desire is the cause of pleasure. You get pleasure ...
  9. A Desire Kills Joy And All Desires Aim For Joy

    This couplet needs to be pondered over and over; for a whole lifetime is not sufficient enough to digest this knowledge. Whenever happiness has disappeared from your life, look deeper and you will see it is because of the desire. And all that we desire is ...
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