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Is Desire Bad? - 22oct21


Is desire bad?

Or, to put a finer point on it,

did the Buddha say

that desire was bad?


The second noble truth

is NOT that our stress

is compounded by desire,


BUT that our stress is compounded

by our RESISTANCE

to the absence of that which we desire.


The mark of spiritual maturity

is NOT the absence of desire

BUT rather the degree to which

we have made peace with its presence.


Like Yoda

who with the help of Qui Gon Jinn

made peace with his past

upon the swamp planet of Dagobah.

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