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Title: Can We Desire Query

User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2006-12-13 07:35:00


Q. Can we desire spiritually without qualification?

Answer by Swami Gaurangapada: One can desire spiritually even if one is not qualified for it. But it is very essential that the desire should be following in the footsteps of our Acharyasís teachings not whimsical and one should keep it deeply hidden within our heart not make a show of it and use it for name and fame. More Ľ: ""

†† By the causeless mercy of Lord Naam: "http:///"]Nityananda and our [URL="http:///" bhajan, that desire gradually matures into lobha or laulyam or extreme spiritual greed in our heart to attain it. That is when we become qualified to attain it. So the desire is the seed. No seed, no fruit. Shrila Prabhupada gave the example of the sparrow who genuinely desired to get her eggs back from the ocean even though it was well beyond her reach. It was due to this strong and determined desire only that Shrila Garuda came and helped her and ordered the ocean to return her eggs.