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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"Art thou he that wouldst be content to give all, and endure all, for conscience' sake; desiring even peculiar trials, that thy faith might be purified and thy heart weaned from worldly desires? And wilt thou sink beneath an affliction which happens alike to them that have their portion here below, and to them that lay up treasure in heaven?
While the Terminator-esque robot, which preaches things like "Worldly desires are nothing other than a mind lost at sea," has gained positive responses from the Japanese crowd, the Westerners have not been very welcoming of Mindar.
He appeared frequently in the Janamsakhis, the biographies of Guru Nanak, representing such worldly desires as hunger, fear, which would then be succored by the miracles of Guru Nanak.
True wisdom is always beyond worldly desires. As a nation, we are in deprivation of witty, genius, wise people; in Qur'anic language people of Hikma.
After the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting, the Eid day has a unique value, it has excitement, feeling of fun, peace and patience all together as for the Month of Ramdan, we practice to stay away from worldly desires and to focus entirely on collecting the blessings of Ramadan and thank Allah Almighty for His blessings.
She was absolutely free from any worldly desires. She refused to accept the Pride of Performance from Gen Ziaul Haq.
Moreover, for Bernard, the bride, the human soul who loves the Word, relies in memory on the charity of the Bridegroom "lest bending down it [the intention of her mind] should be enticed by carnal and worldly desires. Because 'the corruptible body weighs down the soul and the earthly dwelling preoccupies the mind busy with many thoughts'" (Dil IV.
In the words of the Japanese Zen Buddhist Monk Shoukei Matsumoto: We sweep dust to remove our worldly desires. We scrub dirt to free ourselves of attachments.
The ritual is often performed to get rid of worldly desires but is said to have a healthful effect.
During the fasting period, abstaining from the worldly desires becomes a duty, allowing for a closer relationship with God through prayers, more worship, and committing "good deeds." This requires certain changes in the lifestyle of Muslims who fast across the world, as well as a change in the nature of the food and beverages they have during the two meals of Iftar (breaking fast) and Suhur (pre-dawn meal) to maintain their health and ensure they gain both the spiritual and physical benefits of fasting.
41 -year old Chandresh Poladia has also decided to give up the worldly desires to gain deeper dimensions of liberation.
The Sufis regard God alone as their Lord, Helper, Master, and separate him from worldly desires. The writer expresses that those who walk on the right path, God saves them.
Our view of the Babe in the manger wrapped in swaddling clothes should no longer be obstructed by our cares and concerns of this world and our urge for material sufficiency and our worldly desires.
Instead we should sacrifice our worldly desires and shun the bragging of our strength and wealth.'
First, by realising that Ramadan is not just about fasting and iftar, but understanding the spiritual essence of the month by controlling hunger and worldly desires.