Have you ever heard some one tell you, be careful what you wish for? At first it may have sounded like a superstitious folk saying. However, its origin may be deeply embedded into the undeniable human condition. The Upanishads, one of the oldest texts known, say that
You are what your deep, driving desire is.
As your desire is, so is your will.
As your will is, so is your deed.
As your deed is, so is your destiny.
Those of you who like country music, recognize that there is quite a bit of wisdom behind the lyrics in one of Garth Brook’s songs: Some of God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers.
The following is a 40-second Sound Byte from Episode 040, released last week, where we are discussing desires and some other hot topics.
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Episode 040 is not to be missed! You will hear
- Kama – Pleasure – Enjoyment
- Karma is action; Comma is the punctuation symbol “,” 🙂
- The Upanishads say that our pleasure depends on our desires
- The “I feel pretty” song: https://youtu.be/Ye7PIyIcCro
- Finding Joe by Joseph Campbell: https://amzn.to/2RjXqFr
- Do you believe that you are carrying rocks or that you are building a cathedral?
- Is your experience in line with your particular dharma?
- Vertical enlightenment implies renouncing this life, aka death
- Horizontal enlightenment implies living your dharma as part of a community
- Contentment implies self-sufficiency, NOT complacency
- Living in the present helps you streamline your desires
- Living in the present helps you eventually regret less of the past
- Always forgive, never forget
- Kama is a personal choice
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