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Untamed Desire Leads To Ruin – Bhagavad Gita Chapter II

Bhagavad Gita is not against desire but it warns that untamed desire leads to ruin.

Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 2. Verse 62-3) vividly describes the systematic moral descent triggered by brooding over sense objects: 

"When a man broods over sense objects he develops attachment toward them. Attachment gives rise to desire [to possess them]. Desire produces anger [toward obstacles to its fulfillment]. From anger is born delusion, which results in loss of memory [of the spiritual goal, of what one has learnt from the scriptures, from one's spiritual teacher, and from past experience]. With loss of memory one loses the power of discrimination. Loss of discrimination is followed by spiritual death."

A person without discrimination is hardly different from an animal. He is dead to his spiritual Self.

Worldly enjoyment always exacts a price. We enjoy sense pleasure, but the pleasure forges one more link in the chain that binds us to the recurring cycle of birth and death, and blinds us to our real, divine nature.