|The desirelessness recommended in
Indian philosophy does not appeal to the modern mind, which depends upon hope and faith in
human effort. Religious dogma apart, detachment is recognized as a great and necessary
virtue in all human endeavour, The philosophy of non-desire is intimately associated with
detachment in work.
Desire is the seed out of which is born the
unending cycle of birth and death.
There is no worthier object to be desired
than deliverance from births, and this worthy desire can be fulfilled if we renounce
There is no possession so great as Non
desire either in this world or in the worlds beyond.
Purity is attained by freedom from Desire.
And this freedom from Desire can be attained if one sincerely desires to attain the Real.