Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Quotes on Desire

Behind anger is a desire. It is a desire that is the cause of anger.
Unless you root out the desire, you can never be devoid of anger.

I'm not saying you shouldn't desire.
Desires arise, and if they arise that's okay.
But hankering to fulfill them, thinking that when they're fulfilled
only then things will happen – ‘only then I'll be happy’ – is an illusion.

Desire and distress go together.
Your desire, when it gets fulfilled, gives another desire and another desire.
With each desire, distress is simply postponed.

All these different desires for experiences, for living, for knowing,
they arise and they get fulfilled and they move.
Is there anybody who has not fulfilled any desire?
Or is there anybody who has fulfilled all the desires? Is there any end for it?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

(Source: Various discourses of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar)