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Freedom from desire is total happiness



Freedom from desire is total happiness.

Whatever is done by a human being is prompted by some desire.

Desires are not satiated by their fulfillment; the more one tries to satisfy them, the more they grow.
Attempts to fulfill a desire give rise to more desires.

The more desires a person has, the more agitated his or her mind will be.

It is impossible to give up all our desires. Therefore, we must have proper discrimination. We must not be driven by desires. Instead, we must be the master and take proper control over which desires need to be fulfilled and in such a manner that they do not give rise to new desires.

Wise words from various scriptures on desire.