Not to answer a question with a question. It's simply that even though I personally follow a spiritual path which teaches vairag, or (to a degree) emotional detachment, I've never agreed with those who believe "no desire" is the way to live life. Those well meaning Souls see such a state as the ultimate way to balance on the razor's edge as we journey back to God.
For some, that may even be true.
But for me...I call B.S. Out-of-control emotions? Truly, those can be a problem. But an utter lack of emotion such as desire? Life without some degree of desire is simply, to me...worthless.
Rather, when I want something (or someone, for that matter), I freely allow that wanting to exist and even to flourish. I simply do not allow the wanting to rule and/or ruin my life or the lives of others.
Does this approach produce karma? Absolutely. So what? Karma, both good and bad, is the seasoning that spices the dish of Life. It is the interplay of Shadow and Light, produce form and depth, rich in texture.
Does my enjoyment (yes, enjoyment) of karma puzzle and even sometimes shock the other members of my own faith? Absolutely. So what?
That's my story, and I"m sticking to it.
Hi Ghost32, very interesting view and truly a congruent message.
Desire conditions all things such as forms, feeling, action, perception and knowing, produces in good, neutral results. Conversely without desire, no forms, no feeling, no action, no perception and no knowing.
Use wholesome desire as a vehicle to reach your destination, abandon desire when reached your destination.
The gist is when to have desire and without desire!
Life without desire is worthless. If you do not have any desire in your life you can not survive in this world and even you can not imagine yourself in this world.
The teachings that have been handed down indicat that we are in this material world because of our desires. The Vedic(Indian books of wisdom) teachers tell us that at one point in time we we in the spiritual world with God as his servant. Then when we had the desire to enjoy life without God we were sent to this material world. The lesson we are supposed to learn is we are all Gods loving servants and that should be our true desire so we could return back to the spiritual world and be eternally happy.
If you get a chance read Bagavad-Gita As It Is written by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivadanta Swami Prabhupada.
I hope that helps.
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