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Filtering desires through buddhi

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  • Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati
    You should have some desires as a human being; you cannot live totally without desires. But those desires should be filtered by the sense of discrimination
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 16, 2003
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      You should have some desires as a human
      being; you cannot live totally without desires.
      But those desires should be filtered by the
      sense of discrimination within you. Your
      buddhi, intelligence, has the function of
      judging, deciding, and discriminating which
      desires are useful. You should learn to
      develop that function within yourself.
      Then, decrease your desires. It is the
      useless desires that create problems for you.

      Swami Rama
      The Art of Joyful Living

      Here's a link about the 4 functions of mind,
      Including buddhi, the intelligence which
      knows, decides, judges, and discriminates:
      http://www.swamij.com/fourfunctionsmind.htm

      Here's a link about fulfilled and unfulfilled
      desires in relation to karma:
      http://www.swamij.com/karma.htm#unfulfilled
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