Don’t suppress your desires – it is natural to be greedy

Don’t suppress your desires – it is natural to be greedy

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Transcript: We must look at this. All life on this planet, anything that you take. A worm, an insect, a bird, an animal, a tree, or a human being. The only thing that every life is aspiring for is, it is trying to become a full-fledged life. An earthworm is trying to be a full-fledged earthworm. A grasshopper is trying to be a full-fledged grasshopper. A mango tree is trying to be a full-fledged mango tree. So is a human being. Only thing is, we know what is a full-fledged earthworm. We know what is a full-fledged grasshopper. We know what is a full-fledged everything. But we do not know what is a full-fledged human being. Doesn't matter what you do, somehow seems inadequate. No matter where you get in your life, you will see there is one more thing to do. Never does a human being come to a place where he thinks this is it. That only other people say when you're dead. This is it. So the essential nature of life, not just human life, every life, is it is longing to become a full-fledged life, so is a human being. So wherever you may be in your life right now, you want to be something more. If that something more happens, you want to be something more. If that happens, something more. You will see, whatever your aspirations right now as students. Suppose all of them get fulfilled within the next one year, you will immediately see you will have another aspiration. If everything that you want gets all fulfilled by tomorrow morning, you will see you will have much more things to do. Because the very nature of being human is such, you always want to be something more. But if you really look at it, what you want is not something more. What you want is a limitless expansion. Even if I make you the king of this planet, don't look at me hopefully. I will not make such a blunder. But suppose we make you the king of this planet, do you believe you will be fulfilled? You will look at the stars. If you have this planet in your hands, you will look at the stars. If I give you one galaxy, you look at the next galaxy. This is the nature of the human being. There is something within us which is always longing to become boundless. But in most human beings, because of their fear of suffering, they think that if they desire for something and it doesn't happen, they will suffer. Because of the fear of suffering, this longing to become boundless is finding a very constipated expression. This constipated expression of longing for the boundless gets labeled as ambition. What you think is ambition, is just a constipated expression for a boundless expansion that every life is longing for. But, you will see in your life, no matter what happens, you will see you will want something more. This, somebody may label it as greed. It is not about greed. Because, the very nature of the human being is such, no matter how many pacifist philosophies you teach him, you cannot contain him.

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