worldly desires

worldly 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 worldly desires, freeing our minds and bodies for a state of enlightenment. Because our worldly desires are a reflection of our sins, we should shun them if we wish to receive God's light.
See also: desire, worldly
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One, however, should not become so obsessed with worldly desires that he or she forgets the difference between right and wrong.
Perhaps, those innocent people who see the prisons as places where they can tame their worldly desires, can weather the storm, but what about their families?
After the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting, the Eid day has a uniqueAa[euro]s value, it has excitement, feeling of fun, peace and patience all together as for the Month of Ramzan, we practice to stay away from worldly desires and to focus entirely on collecting the blessings of Ramazan and thank AllahAa[euro]s Almighty for His blessings.
Safety rules that must be observed were not followed because of worldly desires and irresponsible acts that tolerated those injustices have resulted in death," she said during her address at a temple in Seoul on Tuesday to celebrate Buddha's birthday.
If the Buddha had been designing a practice for laypeople, he would have given them the tools they needed to negotiate worldly desires instead.
The story follows the travails of Mike Smith, a young artist as he struggles to navigate his way through a normal day whilst being possessed by other worldly desires and vices.
During the month-long observance, when the Muslim faithful cut themselves off from worldly desires during the daylight hours, the law stipulates that UAE companies allow employees to work two hours less.
It is rather instructed to help Muslims be more pious, feel the need of others, and get rid of worldly desires to change for the better.
The westerners see women as a good and tool who can make more progress and growth by enjoying more freedom in meeting worldly desires and more nudity," Amoli Larijani said, addressing a number of judiciary personnel and officials in Tehran on Wednesday.
Seven years later, Miles makes a modest living cleaning out foreclosed houses in Florida, having doggedly purged himself of worldly desires.
What the Buddha emphasises is that the attachment to sexual pleasure--as any other worldly desires, such as wealth, fame and so on--can be a challenge to achieving enlightenment.
The translator of this selection, Chang Shu-li, argues in her introduction that Hsi's poems take a Buddhist perspective on the futility of worldly desires while acknowledging their inability to relinquish attachment to the mundane, at best achieving a perspective of will-less acceptance of the here and now.
Odette is the Prince's romantic ideal, while Odile represents the other side of a woman's beauty, the realization of worldly desires.
What is new in the book, or nearly so, is the notion that the worldly desires and purchases of such consumers fueled the European economy and helped to produce a new, commercially-driven, cultural world.
The monk was a new type of martyr, a disciplined spiritual athlete who renounced worldly desires to live a life on the margins of society, seeking God alone and preserving classical culture in the monastery.