Thursday, September 01, 2011
The spiritual path is not a path of self denial. Torturing oneself is only a perverse form of pleasure. The spiritual path is about discovering that there is no inadequacy in our essential nature and bringing that out in our daily lives. When that sense of completeness within is discovered, all desires drop by themselves. Ultimately, the purpose of desires is to give some satisfaction. When all the satisfaction is found within, there is absolutely no need for one to expend any effort to obtain external satisfaction. Any temptation would be like seeing an extremely tasty and well prepared food when ones tummy is already filled with tasty and healthy food.