Our aspirations, our affections, and our desires are turned towards the wrong things. And only when we turn them towards the right things will things get better.
If you desire to be pure, have firm faith, and slowly go on with your devotional practices without wasting your energy in useless scriptural discussions and arguments.
Of all longings and desires, there is none stronger than sex. Sex as a desire has no equal. Rely on the Oneness. No one under heaven is able to become a follower of the Way if he accepts dualism.
The fundamental desire of life is the desire to exist.
Longing is like the rosy dawn. After the dawn, out comes the sun. Longing is followed by the vision of God.
Rituals that are performed with the desire of attaining salvation also help a man to achieve growth and progress in this world.
For which of you desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?
Whatever we are doing, believing, thinking, desiring, understanding, feeling – if we are not aware of them while aware of ourselves in the present – we are asleep, and all are but embers of a dream.