Desires are limitless; it drives our life. Life gets meaningless without it. Desire or craving for something makes a way to achieve the goal and clear all obstacles.
What are the desires or wants of human life?
Desires what you really want in your life, like success, health and wealth in abundance, sex, true love, kids, relationship, family etc. These are the primary demand of any person to live a happy life, and it gets increases over time. This is the human tendency to want more, humans set the goal, achieve the goal but never get satisfied after winning it, and set another goal, and these endless desires make humans different from animals.
What makes humans different from animals?
Some basic desires that put humans and animals together like eating, surviving, reproducing and making family. But the craving for more is missing in animals, this hunger only comes in humans, and that makes humans intellectual and achievers. So Wishing for food, humans started farming, an inclination for more comfortable life humans invented machines, and the thirst for more knowledge followed the road of enlightenment.
Limit desires to calm your mind
Because of someone’s desires, we came on this earth for survival; we make all the efforts from earning money for food and living to getting shelter. As a human, we have Gyaan(wisdom) to differentiate which is good or bad for us and for our society. The wisdom comes from our experiences of life, and the spirituality within us leads us there to find the true meaning of our wants.
Human supreme wisdom can control unwanted wishes and confusion that help to calm our minds. Limiting your desires will help to focus on one thing at a time.
Awareness of mind, body and soul will help to set goals fast
Limited desire will clear the vision of a person today’s and future’s goals that will help you to save sufficient energy. Our body is made up of energy; where the mind goes, energy flows there. Limitless wants and goals will go nowhere it gets tangled within itself, and that confuses our mind and disrupt the flow of energies.
Getting aware of the mind, body, and soul and their connection will help to understand the deep meaning of life goals and their noble purpose.
The endless desires bound humans to rebirth reproduce and reestablish relationships on this earth. This systematic process rotates the wheel of life on earth.
The great ascetic, a religious leader and teacher Gautam buddha say-
“If you sleep, Desire grows in you, like a vine in the forest. Like a monkey in the forest You jump from tree to tree, Never finding the fruit – From life to life, Never finding peace. If you are filled with desire Your sorrows swell Like the grass after the rain. But if you subdue desire Your sorrows shall fall from you, like drops of water from a lotus flower.”
“But when one masters this wretched desire, which is so hard to overcome, then one’s sorrows just drop off, like a drop of water off a lotus.”
Aristotle makes the distinction as follows:
“Everything, too, is pleasant for which we have the desire within us since desire is the craving for pleasure. Of the desires some are irrational, some associated with reason. By irrational I mean those which do not arise from any opinion held by the mind. Of this kind are those known as ‘natural’; for instance, those originating in the body, such as the desire for nourishment, namely hunger and thirst, and a separate kind of desire answering to each kind of nourishment; and the desires connected with taste and sex and sensations of touch in general; and those of smell, hearing, and vision. Rational desires are those which we are induced to have; there are many things we desire to see or get because we have been told of them and induced to believe them good”.
In philosophy, desire has been identified as a philosophical problem in realizing the highest state of human nature. In Plato’s The Republic, Socrates argues that individual desires must be postponed in the name of the higher ideal.
We can not separate ourselves from this desire to love our life with full heart, this is our rights to live the life full of enthusiams but with full awareness and pure wisdom. flow the limitless energies in your way to live a healthy and prosperous life.