Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Taken from Shri.Anil Kumar's talks :

"Swami, all right, I want to see You. I want to talk to You. These are spiritual feelings. Are these spiritual feelings also desires? You said, `Don't have desires.' I want an interview. I want to have Your darshan. Is that also a desire?"

Let it be very clear. Bhagavan said, "No. (Laughter) All those feelings that are spiritual are not desires."

"Why, Swami? Because You are involved, right?" (Laughter)

He said, "No, no, no! Actually, what is a desire? A desire is something you have developed to procure a thing or an object that you don't have, right? You don't have a car, so you desire to have a car. You don't have a building, so you desire to have a building, right? So, a desire is something that is developed to possess or acquire what you do not have. Is that clear?"

"But, in spirituality, there is no procurement or acquisition of anything that you do not already have. It is only experiencing what you already are and what you already have – Love. Love is not a desire. You are the embodiment of Love. And peace -- peace is not a desire. You are the embodiment of peace. Or Truth -- Truth is not a desire. You are the embodiment of Truth. And God -- God is not a desire. You are God. So, how can that be a desire?"

Then I thought it wasn't a good time to continue with this topic.

Suddenly Swami looked at me and asked, "Do you have any desires now?"

What should I say?

I said, "Swami, I have no desires."

I thought He might give me a compliment. He didn't! (Laughter)

"You had a sumptuous lunch with so many sweets and spicy items, so
now you have no desires. (Laughter) You had a sumptuous, delicious
meal - well, I can understand." That's what He said.

Om Sai Ram
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