Desire is like the
shadow caused by the morning sun; it gets longer when you run to
catch; it makes you a fool.
Desire is the worst enemy; it ruins many a human life. Desire
when fulfilled breeds further desire.
Desire leads to ultimate ruin; It can never be destroyed by
fulfilment; Dispel desire; Develop true love.
— From the discourses of Sathya Sai Baba
Desire is storm, Greed is
whirlpool, Pride is precipice, Attachment is avalanche, And ego is
Discard these and you will be liberated.
Desire is a bonfire that burns with greater fury, asking for
more fuel. Desire is the sole cause of sorrow and distress.
—From the discourses of Sathya Sai Baba