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The moment all your outer seeking stops, the moment you have understood the futility of desire, the futility of ambition… In that state of non-ambitiousness, desirelessness, truth is revealed.
Knowing that all this is an illusion, one becomes free from desire, pure receptivity and at peace, as if nothing existed.
Astavakra Gita - From:  Quotes To Enrich Life & Spirit by Anthony Morganti
If a desire can be got rid of by satisfying it, there will be no harm in satisfying such a desire. But desires generally are not eradicated by satisfaction. Trying to root them out that way is like trying to quench a fire by pouring inflammable spirits on it. At the same time, the proper remedy is not forcible suppression, since such repression is bound to react sooner or later into a forceful surging up of desires with undesirable consequences. The proper way to get rid of a desire is to find out `Who gets the desire? What is its source?’ When this is found, the desire is rooted out and it will never again emerge or grow.
Ramana Maharshi - From:  Quotes To Enrich Life & Spirit by Anthony Morganti
Desire never crosses the path of virtuous and wakeful men.
The intellect of most persons is harnessed by innumerable wants. Such a life is, from the spiritual point of view the lowest type of human existence. The highest type of human existence is free from all wants; and it is characterised by sufficiency or contentment.
Most of us desire some kind of power; it may be over the son, or the wife or the husband; or, it may be over a group of people; or it may be in the name of an ideal or in the name of a country. This power, this desire to have power over others, is always operating - even over a servant, to order him about, to get angry with him, to push him around. Does not this desire for power spring from a sense of loneliness?
Jiddu Krishnamurti - From:  Quotes To Enrich Life & Spirit by Anthony Morganti
It is always death that comes before your desires are fulfilled. Even if you live for a thousand years your desires are not going to be fulfilled.