“Give up all Desires” Buddhism

“Give up all Desires” Buddhism

Dear Wisdom,

Please help us to interpret a concept of Buddhism: “ Give up all desires.”

Is this a basic tenet of a major religion? If so, why? It seems that much of the joy in life is accomplishing our desires. Having all desires removed would be like a child with no list for Santa Claus. Please explain. Thank YOU!

Care to comment, Wisdom?


 The Buddha was talking about man’s desires, not the spirits desires. There is a difference. Man wants the glory for himself. The desire is based on self-gratification. Desires that begin and end with self creates energy that keeps growing and getting stronger. Ego is the energy that can step over the line when uncontrolled. 

A simple example is the desire to have some candy. It starts out as an urge. Then the mind becomes one pointed and all the person can think about is the candy. The thought moves beyond a desire to a need. The person thinks they have to have that candy.  Rationalization is used. The signal becomes so strong it helps manifest the desire. When one gets the candy, there is no stopping at one piece. They can consume the whole bag. What is left is guilt.

Realize, the ego was allowed to grow. Training this energy is harder. It also changed the belief in self. One feels powerless to control desires in their life. It seemed so insignificant at the time. The opportunity to train the ego was ignored. Instead, the ego grew. A soul’s desire is to improve the life of others while improving their own. Souls work together. They hope to better not only their vibration, but also the world. A wise man’s desires extend to others. A desire that is ego base is solely for self. 

            Thank you so much, Wisdom, with love.

            You are welcome our little persimmon.

Persimmons when ripe, are very sweet and tasty. If they are eaten when unripe, the mouth feels like it is eating a food that is toxic. To enjoy the fruit, the persimmon needs to be fully ripe.

Truly, to rush the process ruins the food. People might want to speed up their souls mission. This might make the need to repeat lessons. Why not use the senses to enjoy the process, for life on earth is a snap of the fingers for the soul.