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.
who with the help of Qui Gon Jinn
made peace with his past
upon the swamp planet of Dagobah.
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