Increase and Widen Your Desires

Increase and widen your desires till nothing but reality can fulfill them. It is not desired that is wrong, but its narrowness and smallness. Desire is devotion. By all means be devoted to the real, the infinite, the eternal heart of being. Transform desire into love. All you want is to be happy. All your desires, whatever they may be, are expressions of your longing for happiness. Basically, you wish yourself well ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj Quote

Nisargadatta Maharaj was equally insistent on channeling desire toward the Self: “Increase and widen your desires till nothing but reality can fulfill them. It is not desire that is wrong, but its narrowness and smallness. Desire is devotion. By all means be devoted to the Real, the Infinite, the eternal Heart of Being. Transform desire into love. All you want is to be happy… To imagine that some little things - food, sex, power, fame - will make you happy is to deceive yourself. Only something as vast and deep as your Real Self can make you truly and lastingly happy.”

So turn your face totally to the source. Choose it, make a total commitment to freedom, and live in this absolute dedication. “Earnestness,” insisted the Maharaj, “is the only condition of success.” Thinking of that alone, speaking of that, conversing of that with one another, utter dedication to that alone - this is called abhyasa or practice by the wise,” spoke the wisdom of the Yoga Vasistha. Jesus taught: Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Which is the essential meaning of ancient Hebrew injection: Have no other gods before me.” Give your full attention, your full love, devotion, worship, only to God, to freedom, to the Self above all things, the process of desire dissolves into a single yearning. When freedom is your only desire, there is only freedom 

 

Author Dasarath
Book Source Freedom Dreams: An Invitation to Awakening pg 46