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"The body is there because the mind seeks desires through the body; desires cannot be fulfilled without the body. You can be completely fulfilled without the body, but desires cannot be fulfilled without the body. Desire needs the body; the body is the vehicle of desire. That's why possession happens. You have heard, you must have heard, many stories about a ghost possessing somebody else. Why is a ghost so interested in possessing somebody else? It is because of desires. Desires cannot be fulfilled without a body, so he enters somebody's body to fulfill his desires." - Rajneesh

"Why do you dream? - because there are so many desires unfulfilled, and to live with unfulfilled desires is painful. In dream you try to fulfill them; in dream you create a false feeling of fulfillment. Hence your dreams show much about you: what your desires are, what you want to become. But if you want to become anything in life, you are asleep." - Rajneesh

"Buddha says this is how one should be - no desire, because all desires are futile. They are about the future; life is in the present. All desires distract you from the present, all desires distract you from life, all desires are destructive of life, all desires are postponements of life. Life is now and the desire takes you away, farther and farther away from now. And when we see that our life is misery we go on throwing the responsibility on others, and nobody is responsible except us." - Rajneesh

"Humble Hearts have humble desires." - George Herbert

"Sufficiently rich to satisfy all my desires and the reasonable desires of all those about me." - David Ricardo

"Should one ask: 'how do I cope with a well-ordered enemy host about to attack me?' I reply: seize something he cherishes and he will conform to your desires." - Sun Tzu

"When there is nothing to desire, there is nothing to dream about either, because dreams are reflections of your desires. Dreams are reflections of your frustrations, dreams are reflections of your repressions, dreams reflect your day-life." - Rajneesh

"Desires achieved increase thirst like salt water." - Milarepa

"Liberty consists in doing what one desires." - John Stuart Mill

"Needs can be fulfilled, desires never. Needs are natural, desires are perverted." - Rajneesh

"Those otherworldly desires were just as foolish as the worldly desires." - Rajneesh

"We go where our deepest desires take us." - Deepak Chopra

"There are some desires that are not desirable." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Events are influenced by our very great desires." - William James

"A dog desires affection more than its dinner. Well - almost." - Charlotte Gray

"A cat doesn't linger over making it's desires felt." - Paul Gallico

"The ego can exist only with goals, ambitions, desires." - Rajneesh

"The greatest wealth is a poverty of desires." - Seneca the Younger

"Hee begins to die, that quits his desires." - George Herbert

"The more you are possession oriented, the less happy you will be. The less happy you are, the farther away from the Divine, from prayer, from gratitude you will be. Be austere. Live with the necessary and forget about desires; they are fantasies in the mind, ripples in the lake. They only disturb you, they can never lead you to any contentment." - Rajneesh

"Most women have small waists the world throughout, But their desires are thousand miles about." - Cyril Tourneur

"You can be sure that your deepest desires reveal important truths about your spiritual condition." - Tullian Tchividjian

"Most women have small waists the world throughout, But their desires are thousand miles about." - Cyril Tourneur

"I have a most peaceable disposition. My desires are for a modest hut, a thatched roof, but a good bed, good food, very fresh milk and butter, flowers in front of my window and a few pretty trees by my door. And should the good Lord wish to make me really happy, he will allow me the pleasure of seeing about six or seven of my enemies hanged upon those trees." - Heinrich Heine

"In every age he had ever studied, doomsayers abounded. No millennium is attractive to the man immured in it; enough prophecies have been made in antiquity that one who desires, in any age, to take the position that apocalypse is at hand can easily defend it. He would not join that dour order; he would not worry about anything but Tempus, and the matter awaiting his attention." - Janet Morris

"If we are serious about loving someone, we have to surrender all the desires within us to manipulate the relationship." - Rob Bell

"Most of your desires are not really about yourself. You just picked them up from your social surroundings." - Jaggi Vasudev

"Ah! two desires toss about The poet's feverish blood; One drives him to the world without, And one to solitude." - Matthew Arnold

"Ah! two desires toss about The poet's feverish blood; One drives him to the world without, And one to solitude." - Matthew Arnold

"As long as you have certain desires about how it ought to be you can't see how it is." - Ram Dass

"To me that's what art is about - when you don't really have any control over your desires to do it." - Noah Taylor

"Existence does not listen to your desires, and does not follow your desires, however beautiful and however pious. Existence goes on in its own way." - Rajneesh

"Happiness is a state of inner fulfillment, not the gratification of inexhaustible desires for outward things." - Matthieu Ricard

"A psychologically healthy person can, in fact, be defined as someone whose desires actually produce happiness." - Deepak Chopra

"Freedom is secured not by the fulfillment of one's desires, but by the removal of desire." - Epictetus

"While man's desires and aspirations stir he cannot choose but err." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Politics is the art of making your selfish desires seem like the national interest." - Thomas Sowell

"It is not the man who has little, but he who desires more, that is poor." - Seneca the Younger

"Every man if he so desires becomes sculptor of his own brain." - Santiago Ramon y Cajal

"He who desires nothing, hopes for nothing, and is afraid of nothing, cannot be an artist." - Anton Chekhov

"Our vanity desires that what we do best should be considered what is hardest for us." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"No human being, when you understand his desires, is worthless. No one's life is nothing." - Orson Scott Card

"Uncovering your real desires can be terrifying. It can also set you spectacularly free." - Mark Epstein

"Compassion brings fulfillment to the heart. Selfish desires simply agitate the heart." - Radhanath Swami

"There are urges and urges; you are exploding with urges, desires. You don`t have one desire, you have many desires. Not only that you have many desires, you have contradictory desires. If one is fulfilled, the other, which is its contradiction, remains unfulfilled and you are in misery. If the other is fulfilled, then something else remains unfulfilled." - Rajneesh

"The future is needed as a space to project your desires. To project, future is needed." - Rajneesh

"Every veil secretly desires to be lifted, except the veil of Hypocrisy." - Richard B. Garnett

"A reality shaped around your own desires - there is something sociopathic in that ambition." - Zadie Smith

"There is a falsehood that some are born with an attraction to their own kind, with nothing they can do about it. They are just 'that way' and can only yield to those desires. That is a malicious and destructive lie. While it is a convincing idea to some, it is of the devil. No one is locked into that kind of life. From our premoral life we were directed into a physical body. There is no mismatching of bodies and spirits. Boys are to become men -masculine, manly men -ultimately to become husbands and fathers. No one is predestined to a perverted use of these powers." - Boyd K. Packer

"The best book in the world to put into the hands of one who desires to know about Jesus and to be saved is the gospel of John." - R. A. Torrey

"Place your desires before God. Pray about them and trust God to give them to you if and when they're right for you." - Joyce Meyer

"If we release our fixed ideas about how the world should appear, desires can simply fall away. Our attention is paid to releasing, not wanting to release." - Angelina Love

"Place your desires before God. Pray about them and trust God to give them to you if and when they"re right for you." - Joyce Meyer

"I think we should know about candidates desires and views, but I think it would be a mistake to assume that they will become reality." - Sung Won Sohn

"The good renounce everything. The pure don't babble about sensual desires. Whether touched by pleasure or pain, the wise show no change of temper." - Gautama Buddha

" is how a person goes about quenching his desires or living with them unrequited that the readers get a glimpse of his true character." - Michael Connelly

"Man's many desires are like the small metal coins he carries about in his pocket. The more he has the more they weight him down." - Sathya Sai Baba

"Women are concerned about the purity and welfare of the community. ? While the father's love was related to mundane desires, the mother's love was related to spiritual concerns." - Sathya Sai Baba

"He who desires to worship God must harbor no childish illusions about the matter but bravely renounce his liberty and humanity." - Mikhail Bakunin

"The great thing about fairy tales and myths is that they go beyond character. They're not about character. They're about more basic things. They're about basic fears or longings or desires or fantasies, and stuff like that." - Neil Jordan

"The desire for truth is the highest of all desires, yet, it is still a desire. All desires must be given up for the real to be.....When all search ceases, it is the Supreme State." - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

"There is pleasure when a sore is scratched, But to be without sores is more pleasurable still. Just so, there are pleasures in worldly desires, But to be without desires is more pleasurable still." - Akkineni Nagarjuna

"Authenticity is an alignment between your beliefs, your desires and your choices in the world. Desires change throughout the course of a life, but agreement between ideals, aspirations and deeds is key to a life of peace, happiness and success." - David Simon

"Misery has only one meaning, that things are not fitting with your desires - and things never fit with your desires, they cannot. Things simply go on following their nature." - Rajneesh

"Your desires are immense, almost infinite. Because of your desires life becomes a competition, and wherever there is competition, there is anxiety and angst; and at the end everybody is aware deep down there is death." - Rajneesh

"She who desires to see, desires also to be seen." - Miguel De Cervantes

"The artist's personality, built upon strong desires and compassionate vision, is by its nature prone to depression." - Eric Maisel

"A life directed chiefly toward the fulfillment of personal desires will sooner or later always lead to bitter disappointment." - Albert Einstein

"People seek within a short span of life to satisfy a thousand desires, each of which is insatiable." - Oliver Goldsmith

"Your desires and true beliefs have a way of playing blind man's bluff. You must corner the inner facts..." - David Seabury

"Deep down, we remain human, very human and have all the desires to love and be loved by one person." - Basil Hume

"A sentimentalist is simply one who desires to have the luxury of an emotion without paying for it." - Oscar Wilde

"Happiness does not lie in getting people and things outside of you lined up exactly to suit your desires." - Ken Keyes Jr.

"A low self-love in the parent desires that his child should repeat his character and fortune." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The evil in our desires typically does not lie in what we want, but that we want it too much." - John Calvin

"Superfluous money buys wasted time, propelling desires that otherwise lay buried beneath the feet of honest toil." - Cyril Smith

"Single-minded concentration in the direction of your dreams intensifies your desires and increases your self-confidence." - Brian Tracy

"We must know the measure of a man's desires before we can sound the depth of his regrets." - Pearl Mary Teresa Craigie

"It is to be doubted whether he will ever find the way to heaven who desires to go thither alone." - Owen Feltham

"Peace is a desire, war is a fact; and history has never paid heed to human desires and ideals." - Oswald Spengler

"Lessen selfishness and restrain desires." - Laozi

"Desires are nourished by delays." - Thomas Draxe

"Whoever desires is always poor." - Claudius Claudianus

"Every heart desires a mate." - Marie Stopes

"Man desires, woman is desired." - Leopold von Sacher-Masoch

"Boredom: the desire for desires." - Leo Tolstoy

"But what is striking about this, in a town that often talks about tax cuts, we could quite easily, Republicans and Democrats working together, do something that everybody in America desires, and that is a simplification of our Tax Code." - Richard Neal

"All men and women have passions, natural desires and noble ambitions, and also a conscience; they have sex, hunger, fear, anger, and are subject to sickness, pain, suffering and death. Culture consists of bringing about the expression of these passions and desires in harmony." - Lin Yutang

"When you cut human beings down to size, we're really quite simple creatures; food, shelter, warmth, light, heat and you build it up from there really until you finally go Gucci shoes or whatever it is or whatever your consumer desires are. All those desires are ultimately, they're about gratification." - Bruce Dickinson

"Much is being said about peace; and no man desires peace more ardently than I. Still I am yet unprepared to give up the Union fora peace which, so achieved, could not be of much duration." - Abraham Lincoln

"You become what you think about and focus on the most. See yourself attracting the things you want to accomplish. Thoughts and desires in your mind can become a reality." - Jonathan Toews

"Singleness would be recognized as a vital stage of the journey to maturation, a time to learn about who we are, to learn responsibility and self-sufficiency, to identify our true desires, and to confront our inner strengths and demons." - Harville Hendrix

"Fetish is the exploration of sex as art, and the refinement of one's personal desires. Anything can be fetishised...There'll be new fetishes forever. I feel that the 21st century is all about fetish." - Rick Castro

"Numbers still gave Astrid pleasure. That was the great thing about numbers: it required no faith to believe that two plus two equaled four. And math never, ever condemned you for your thoughts and desires." - Michael Grant

"Fetish is the exploration of sex as art, and the refinement of one's personal desires. Anything can be fetishised...There"ll be new fetishes forever. I feel that the 21st century is all about fetish." - Rick Castro

"Education is a holistic endeavor that involves the whole person, including our bodies, in a process of formation that aims our desires, primes our imagination, and orients us to the world - all before we ever start 'thinking' about it" - James K. A. Smith

"When we think about our work it deals with our motivations, our desires, our sense of security, purpose, and status. Our work deals with a whole host of relationships. Work impacts the flourishing of individuals, communities, and nations." - David Kim

"One of the consistent themes you'll find throughout the Bible is that God will always provide the necessary information about Jesus Christ to someone who sincerely desires to receive that revelation." - Robert Jeffress

"My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires." - Bible

"My brother and I were able to fantasize far more extravagantly about our parents' tastes and desires, their aspirations and their vices, by scanning their bookcases than by snooping in their closest. Their selves were on their shelves." - Anne Fadiman

"Most of us are consumed with our own thoughts and desires and are not always thinking about what other people may want. This is not necessarily being egocentric; it is just being human." - Bo Bennett

"In Heaven, you're going to get just about whatever you want. Heaven's the place where all your heart's desires will be fulfilled - if they're good ones. Put in your order now!" - David Berg

"My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires." - Beverly Sills

"Persuasion has become a kind of force. The more the advertiser knows about what consumers want, and the more desires the product and packaging seek to fulfill, the more coercive the force." - Virginia Postrel

"Intrinsically, I'm the same person I was as a young lad, and I think I still have the optimism of life, still the same wants and desires to be good and great about what I do." - Pierce Brosnan

"I'm also a great believer in the dream life; that while we're asleep, a deep subconscious connection is made about our profoundest fears, hopes, loves, losses, dreads and desires." - Andrew Motion

"If yoga is about life, this means ALL life, not just part of it. Together, the spiritual and the material constitute the whole you, the whole of the experience of being human, and the nature of the universe in which you live. There may be no step more important to achieving ultimate fulfillment than accepting what the Vedas teach us about desires-that some desires are inpsired by your soul." - Rod Stryker

"Buddha says: Life should be simple, not complex. Life should be based on needs, not on desires. Needs are perfectly okay: you need food, you need clothes, you need a shelter, you need love, you need relationship. Perfectly good, nothing wrong in it. Needs can be fulfilled; desires are basically unfulfillable. Desires create complexity. They create complexity because they can never be fulfilled. You go on and on working hard for them, and they remain unfulfilled, and you remain empty." - Rajneesh

"If you have desires, try to look - are those desires the cause of your misery? Nobody wants misery, but nobody is willing to drop the desires - and they are together, they cannot be separated. This is one of the greatest insights that has come from all the enlightened people in the world - that desire is the root of all misery, and desirelessness is the cause of all that is beautiful and blissful." - Rajneesh

"Knowledge always desires increase, it is like fire, which must first be kindled by some external agent, but which will afterwards propagate itself." - Samuel Johnson

"GOD will not permit that a soul which desires to be devoted entirely to Him should take other pleasures than with Him: that is more than reasonable." - Brother Lawrence

"Find your vision, and let it guide you in all that you do. If you lack vision, look inside yourself. Draw on your natural gifts and desires." - John C Maxwell

"You should have only one intense desire within yourself: Have I become the spirit? Have I achieved my ultimate? Have I risen above the worldly desires?" - Nirmala Srivastava

"At twenty you have many desires which hide the truth, but beyond forty there are only real and fragile truths - your abilities and your failings." - Gerard Depardieu

"Character refers to dispositions and habits that determine the way that person normally responds to desires, fears, challenges, opportunities, failures and successes." - Michael Josephson

"Every man's path is for himself; let him accomplish his own desires that he may thus be able to rise above them to the eternal goal." - Hazrat Inayat Khan

"Our modern Western culture only recognises the first of these, freedom of desires. It then worships such a freedom by enshrining it at the forefront of national constituitions and bills of human rights. One can say that the underlying creed of most Western democracies is to protect their people's freedom to realise their desires, as far as this is possible. It is remarkable that in such countries people do not feel very free. The second kind of freedom, freedom from desires, is celebrated only in some religious communities. It celebrates contentment, peace that is free from desires." - Ajahn Brahm

"If God doesn't want something for me, I shouldn't want it either. Spending time in meditative prayer, getting to know God, helps align my desires with God's." - Philip Yancey

"God does not delay to hear our prayers because He has no mind to give; but that, by enlarging our desires, He may give us the more largely." - Anselm Of Canterbury

"There can be no peace of mind in love, since the advantage one has secured is never anything but a fresh starting-point for future desires." - Marcel Proust

"Why is it that man desires to be made sad, beholding doleful and tragical things, which yet himself would by no means suffer?" - Saint Augustine

"Our desires always increase with our possessions. The knowledge that something remains yet unenjoyed impairs our enjoyment of the good before us." - Samuel Johnson

"...Everything that is, desires to be. As we act, we unfold our being. Enjoyment naturally follows, for a thing desired always brings delight." - Dante Alighieri

"The scientific attitude of mind involves a sweeping away of all other desires in the interest of the desire to know." - Bertrand Russell

"That is Buddha`s meaning of nirvana: to be free from life and death, to be free from desire. The moment you are free from all desires... remember, I repeat, ALL desires. The so-called religious, spiritual desires are included in it, nothing is excluded. All desires have to be dropped because every desire brings frustration, misery, boredom. If you succeed it brings boredom; if you fail it brings despair. If you are after money there are only two possibilities: either you will fail or you will succeed. If you succeed you will be bored with money." - Rajneesh

"There is no other revolution except consciousness. It cuts the desires from the very roots and it brings freedom to you." - Rajneesh

"It's natural for humans to suppress urges, for when our desires are left unchecked they lead to broken relationships, prison time, and forest fires." - Amy Sedaris

"Real democracy means that no group or faction or leader can impose their will, their ideology, their religion, their desires on anyone else." - Hillary Clinton

"The problem is the way we let our desires stand in the way of our enjoyment of what we already have." - Brad Warner

"Paradoxically, the more I learned to let go of my own wishes and desires (in this case, the desire not to be hit), the more they became possible." - Peter Ralston

"I don't need marriage. I don't need anyone to take care of all my needs and desires. I can take care of them myself now." - Mindy Kaling

"Sorrow is properly that state of the mind in which our desires are fixed upon the past without looking forward to the future." - Samuel Johnson

"The religion of Big Data sets itself the goal of fulfilling man's unattainable desires, but for that very reason ignores her attainable needs." - Ludwig Feuerbach

"Theres something in human nature that says we need to have at least one symbolic place where chaos and dark desires can live." - Andrew Pyper

"When God works in us, the will, being changed and sweetly breathed upon by the Spirit of God, desires and acts, not from compulsion, but responsively." - Martin Luther

"The secret of karma yoga which is to perform actions without any fruitive desires is taught by Lord Krishna in the Bhagavad-Gita." - Swami Vivekananda

"How slow This old moon wanes! she lingers my desires, Like to a stepdame, or a dowager, Long withering out a young man's revenue." - William Shakespeare

"The fewer the desires, the more peace." - Woodrow Wilson

"Memory is not what the heart desires." - J R R Tolkien

"... survival is the least of my desires." - Dorothy Allison

"No one can have all he desires." - Seneca the Younger

"Intellects whose desires have outstripped their understanding." - Friedrich Hayek

"By annihilating desires, you annihilate the mind." - Claude Adrien Helvetius

"God's will is your deepest desires." - Dan Brown

"The fewer desires, the more peace." - Thomas F Wilson

"Man by Nature desires to know." - Aristotle

"Let your desires be ruled by reason." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Impossible desires are the height of unreason." - Thomas Chandler Haliburton

"A small heart hath small desires." - George Herbert

"Let your desires be ruled by reason." - Cicero



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