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Tantra – Living Desire while Releasing Desires

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Hear the word Desire and what comes to mind – Thoughts, right?

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Then some Zen or Tantra article says, “you must be free of desires – only then will the path be revealed”

And you start gathering up your thoughts – your objects of desire – and you make a list

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Now you starting thinking more thoughts about how to get rid of your desirous thoughts

Am I right?

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To drop desire is not the act of renunciation [fasting, abstaining, etc.] – do you understand?

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Think of your object of desire as a sphere – like the image you see of Earth

Your desire is a union of opposites – like the magnetic poles of the Earth

Desire is held fast in reality through binding together these opposites in thought

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If you indulge in your desire – you have moved towards one pole of the sphere

If you renounce your desire – you’ve only moved to the opposite pole of the sphere

Your intellect deceived you – the sphere of desire remains whole and intact

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Contemplate this deeply and you’ll know it to be true

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The opposite of desire is silent contentment in action – it’s the absence of desirousness to achieve an outcome

It’s the feeling tone of indifference yet with an absolute sense of clarity

Fully embrace your desire – with clarity of consciousness –  knowing desire will inform but not “capture” you

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