Desire is not to be killed, suppressed or destroyed, nor is it meant to be indulged in senselessly. Desire is the heartbeat of life and the key to mastering life is the understanding of desire. This understanding, which is born out of relentless observation of it’s structure and movement, is the road to freedom and Self-realization.
In the excerpt below on the mastery of life and desire, J. Krishnamurti goes into this most important topic and discusses the complexities of desire and how it relates to enlightenment and liberation. Below the excerpt I highlight and discuss some of his key points and ideas.