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Originally posted by arpgme
Desire is life. It protects us from boredom. It gives meaning to life. Everything is conscious desire. Flowers desire sunlight and water. People desire food, water, and shelter. The wind desires to blow. The sun desires to shine. The Earth desires to bear life. Desire is the conscious energy that flows throughout the universe.
A problem occurs when a person interferes with another person's desire. This is when bad things like killing, stealing, rape, and enslavement (controlling others) happen. This is, I believe, to be the source of all evil. It is the suppression of another's divine desire.
I used to think too much. I used to measured life in happiness and I used to think about my choices and which one "really" makes me happiest. That would confuse me when I couldn't find the most "happiest" choice.
I used to focus on this happy positivity because of the New Age beliefs.
Now, thinking in terms of desire, life is much easier. I stay true to my nature. I feel more free. I express myself. I allow others to do what they desire without trying to control them.
Every time I make a new philosophy, I focus on universals. I focus on the basics which are intrinsic to the universe.
Most people's lives are run by desire and fear.
Desire is a dream
and to work for a dream is doomed from the very beginning, because a dream can never become real. Even if sometimes you feel it has become almost real, it never becomes real — a dream by nature is empty. It has no substance in it.
Complete peace equally reigns between two mental waves.
We live in a relative world - things cannot be proven 100% because we do not know 100% of everything.
Originally posted by poet1b
reply to post by Itisnowagain
Who fears boredom?
People I know get bored all the time, because they have gone out there in the world and gotten what they desire. They don't fear boredom, they just use it as a motivator to do something new.
Nobody programmed anyone to "DO", doing is a inherent part of being.
Originally posted by Regent Leo
Your philosophy, while it sounds Eastern, bears a similarity to Randian Objectivism. Ayn Rand said that "Morality pertains only to the sphere of man’s free will—only to those actions which are open to his choice."
Originally posted by Itisnowagain
The OP said that he/she needs desire to 'protect' him/herself from boredom.
Jesus said to become as a child again one enters the kingdom
Originally posted by RRokkyy
"Mind is irrelevant."
Therefore desire is irrelevant.
The usual man is satisfied with emptiness, the
extraordinary man is satisfied with desire itself.-Da
Because there is only understanding, he is beloved, and no one comes to see him. Because there is only truth, he is likely to become famous. Since there is only joy, he will not be remembered. Because you have already understood, you find it necessary to touch his hand. Since you love so much and are not understood, you find it possible to touch his ears. He smiles at you. You notice it. Everything has already died. This is the other world.
Learning and growing to become what? What do you think is at the end of the ultimate rainbow?
Originally posted by poet1b
Not most of the people I know.
No it is not, it is realization of what one can do to make life better.