We can't eliminate desire but we can put limits on it. All things in moderation is the Buddhist saying. Bhuddists don't eliminate all desires just moderate them. Monks be they Buddhist or Christian decide to totally eliminate all carnal and other desires.
Also the paradox is we need to redirect the bulk of our desires towards God and spirituality. By doing so the Hindus say we can power forward spirituality. They advise to offer all things in our heart to God, again using intelligence and remembering moderation.