Lessons from Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj #12


Q: Which desires are cogent?

M: Desires that destroy their subjects, or objects, or do not subside on satisfaction are self-contradictory and cannot be fulfilled. Only desires motivated by love, goodwill, and compassion are beneficial to both the subject and object and can be fully satisfied.

Q: All desires are painful, the holy as well as the unholy.

M: They are not the same and pain is not the same. Passion is painful, compassion – never. The entire universe strives to fulfil a desire born of compassion.


Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


May God bless and protect you

Seth Kelly Curtis


One comment on “Lessons from Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj #12

  1. hgamma says:

    Humans have their life as a gift
    whoever wants to transcend the reality of the soul
    with his desires loses his humility towards creation
    the one universal soul bears all fruits
    from which man and every living being must choose
    what him and the others
    may or may not be enriched by the grace of the soul

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