Desire is something very fascinating to think about. I remember reading it is desire for something that keeps us going ahead when faced with unexplainable realities. One also should not forget the wise words of Buddha ‘desire is the cause of every suffering.’ Though miles apart the above mentioned ideas they have something beautiful in themselves.

Recently I came across this statement;

“Don’t seek to fulfill desire so much as to understand desire. And don’t just renounce the object of your desire, understand them; see them in their true light.”

Still pondering over the meaning…. I feel it has also lot to do with the understanding the difference between “need and desire” which Levinas makes in his philosophy.


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