earthly desires

earthly desires

Desires for tangible things (such as wealth, property, or other material goods) or for pleasures of the body (such as sexual activity, gluttony, or other hedonistic pursuits). Buddhism teaches us to try to let go of our earthly desires, freeing our minds and bodies for a state of enlightenment. Because our earthly desires are a reflection of our sins, we should shun them if we wish to receive God's light.
See also: desire, earthly
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The greatest minds never realise their ideals in any matter; and Harris and I sighed over the hollowness of all earthly desires, and followed George.
It was their dirge over their buried affections and over the vanity of earthly desires.
Advice can only be expected to benefit the other party if it is offered for Allah's approval, with affection and compassion and without involving earthly desires.
The number is one short of the 108 earthly desires of Buddhism, but although Kawachi continues to create the final piece, he says he always yields to greed and ends up eating it.
Anna deploys religion ostensibly as away to suppress lascivious yearnings, but in the end faith becomes the displaced locus of her more earthly desires.
I will not attempt to question the very motives that drive us to wield genuine compassion towards the upside-down reality of Cairo, for they are certainly true; but I tend to question the fear that locks us into our cocoon of material love and earthly desires.
Although he spouts stuff about our spirits living in many vessels through time, The Master has earthly desires - Phoenix's illicit bevy and sex appear high on his list of likes.
Hence again, for Price, this film is as much about forbidden earthly desires as spiritual transcendence.
There is not much that you can do to broker a peace agreement between parties so maintain a respectable distance and tend to your own garden of earthly desires.
They, however, are not in conflict and form no contradiction; true fulfillment of our earthly vocation is exactly what prepares us for eternal salvation, and putting our minds on those things that are above equips us for genuine satisfaction of our earthly desires.
The Baba, who presumably, renounces all earthly desires, says that the acquisition of a Scottish island by his disciples is not so much about property, but spreading Indian values.
again with the earthly desires, all one hundred eight of them, to make
Along with Amitayus and White Tara, Ushnishavijaya forms a triad of deities associated with longevity and the fulfilment of earthly desires.
Based on this philosophy of interdependence, nirvana--a state in which one is liberated from the wheel-of-life--is pursued as one's attempt to renounce earthly desires.
Ramadan is the opportunity to set things right in your life because when you fast, your soul breaks from the chains of the body and earthly desires, it shines with love and determination and learns more about self control.