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Tirukkural Teachings on Desire

If the pain of pains called desire be kept out, one can even in this life attain unbroken happiness.

If the desire to attain the Real is truly strong, the dropping of any form of worldly desire becomes easy.

If one’s heart is set on ending the round of births, there is no purpose in keeping any attachments alive. Even the body is a burden to be got rid of soon.

There is no worthier object to desired that deliverance from births, and this worthy desire can be fulfilled if we renounce desires.

There is no possession so great as non-desire either in this world or in the worlds beyond.