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Desire Running the World

Links, resources, and statistics for why peoples desire makes the world work

A Quote by C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis - 'If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world'

Why Too Much Desire is Bad

Bob Somerby has been running an excellent series over the last week examining how the "greed is good" mentality has taken over American values over the past 40 or so years.

A Basic Buddhism Guide: 5 Minute Introduction

How buddhism belives to live a life without desire and why it makes you a happier person

Living Without Desire in the World Today

Q: I read your article "Rainproofing Our Mind" about desire and spiritual liberation. It raises this question: How can someone live without desire in the world today? Dear Friend, "Desire" is the usual translation of the Sanskrit word kama, which means desire, passion, or lust.

Life without any desire.

People talk about life without desire and their opinions

Buddhist Studies (Secondary) The Third Noble Truth

After the Buddha realised the Truth about suffering and its causes, he spent six years committed to discovering a realization about the end of suffering - that, and his achievement of Nirvana, were his ultimate achievements. In those six years, the Buddha tried all the methods available to end suffering without success.

The Spectrum of Desire

by Gil Fronsdal, August 25, 2006 Desire is so inherent to the human condition that life without it is almost inconceivable. It is probably more accurate to call us "human desirelings" than "human beings." Anyone wishing to live a wise life needs to explore deeply the nature of his or her own desire.

Perseverance Quote: Michael Jordan - Inspire the Planet

I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. - Michael Jordan

25 Ways to Make a Difference in the World Every Day - Tiny Buddha

"The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear." ~Socrates When I started Tiny Buddha, my main goal was to make a positive difference. I think that's a goal many of us share.

Greatest Mysteries: Why Do We Desire Things?

Editor's Note: We asked several scientists from various fields what they thought were the greatest mysteries today, and then we added a few that were on our minds, too. This article is one of 15 in LiveScience's "Greatest Mysteries" series running each weekday. Chocolate, vanilla or strawberry?

6 Important Reasons Why You Should Set Goals

by Celes on Jan 19, 2009 | Email This Post "The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score." - Bill Copeland "You need a plan to build a house.

"Ambition is the last refuge of failure." ~ Oscar

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Study: It's Not Too Much Desire, But Too Little Self-Control That Gets Us Into Trouble

Imagine a seesaw in your brain. On one side is your desire system, the network of brain areas related to seeking pleasure and reward. On the other side is your self-control system, the network of brain areas that throw up red flags before you engage in risky behavior.




I have chosen to talk about the importance of desire. I hope each of us will search our hearts to determine what we really desire and how we rank our most important desires. Desires dictate our priorities, priorities shape our choices, and choices determine our actions.

Desire - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Definition of desire from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary with audio pronunciations, thesaurus, Word of the Day, and word games.

What Does the Bible Say About Desires Of Your Heart?

Bible verses about Desires Of Your Heart


I've been standing out in the rain I've been calling your name Got that lonely feeling again calling out your name Do you hear me? Do you want me?

Desires Make You Weak

Your desires make you weak, not attaining them makes you frustrated, attaining them merely gives rise to another set of desires. Don't fall into the trap of thinking once you get what you want, you will be happy. Be happy right now with what you already have.

Quotes About Desires

"She felt the cold blast from the sterile air conditioning on her bare arms and thighs, as she ambled down the center of the shopping complex's ground floor.

10 Common Desires of Human Beings

George Eliot, the well known novelist quoted, "It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are still alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger for them." As they say, it is never too late to make wishes!