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.
Desiring is not wrong so long as one desires the right things or does not allow their desire to cause them to do wrong to others.
by VoltaireZ 7 years ago
It's interesting how much emotional and mental energy is spent in these forums trying to convince others of a particular point of view, when so very few of us are ever actually budged from the beliefs we arrived to the forum with. I know for myself this is greatly frustrating; it's much like...
by wesleyacarter 8 years ago
Why is it so easy for us to blame God for our circumstances? for the problems of the world?Instead of taking responsibility for ourselves?
by Debra Allen 9 years ago
I brought up the verse that God's Kingdom was WITHIN you. Some person whom thinks they are a Bible Schalor told me that I didn't know what I was talking about and I didn't think I knew who Jesus was talking to. Yes I know who Jesus was talking to. He was telling the disciples...
by cruelkindness 6 years ago
Could we all be wrong? What if there is no religion that is even close to "why we are here"?
by misslady142 8 years ago
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