desire

A Quote by Eric Butterworth on desire, growth, and becoming

A true desire is not to have but to be. We are whole creatures in potential, and the true purpose of desire is to unfold that wholeness, to become what we can be. As Goethe says,'Desire is our presentiment of our inner abilities, and the forerunner of our ultimate accomplishments.'

Eric Butterworth

Source: Spiritual Economics: The Principles and Process of True Prosperity, Pages: 79

Contributed by: Brian

A Quote by Wayne W. Dyer on inspiration, energy, individual, desire, life, students, teachers, inspirational energy, and spiritual learner

Chapter 11: Being an inspiration for others

Just as we're all students throughout life, we're all teachers. In fact, we learn best by offering what we desire for ourselves to as many individuals as we can, as frequently as we can.....Following this line of thinking, it's imperative that we make deliberate effort to increase our inspirational energy, as this will lead us to being both a spiritual learner and teacher simultaneously.

Wayne W. Dyer

Source: Inspiration: Your Ultimate Calling, Pages: 143

Contributed by: Mizou

A Quote by Paulo Coelho on soul, mission, desire, and achieve

Whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do, when you really want something, it's because that desire originated in the soul of the universe. It's your mission on earth.

And when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to acheive it.

Paulo Coelho

Source: The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream, Pages: 22, 23

Contributed by: Shelly

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on heaven, money, pleasure, senses, suffering, craving, elimination, desire, and buddhas

There is no satisfying the senses, not even with a shower of money. "The senses are of slight pleasure and really suffering." When a wise man has realised this, he takes no pleasure, as a disciple of the Buddhas, even in the pleasures of heaven. Instead he takes pleasure in the elimination of craving.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Dhammapada Gautama Buddha / Translated by John Richards. verses 186, 187

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on children, people, sensuality, wives, world, iron, fetter, trinkets, besotted, hankering, desire, break, renounce, free, longing, and abandon

The wise say that it is not an iron, wooden or fiber fetter which is a strong one, but the besotted hankering after trinkets, children and wives, that, say the wise, is the strong fetter. It drags one down, and loose as it feels, it is hard to break. Breaking this fetter, people renounce the world, free from longing and abandoning sensuality.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Sayings of the Buddha in The Dhammapada, p. 345, 346

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on danger, desire, justice, forest, tree, destroy, cut down, brushwood, longing, metaphor, bhikkus, and monk

Cut down the forest, not just a tree. Out of the forest of desire springs danger. By cutting down both the forest of desire and the brushwood of longing, be rid of the forest, bhikkhus.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Sayings of the Buddha in The Dhammapada, p. 283

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupery on existence and desire

If someone wants a sheep, then that means that he exists.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900 - 1944)

Source: The Little Prince

Contributed by: Zaady

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