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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The book under review discloses that Ejaz performs umrahs just in pursuance of his spirituals desires, but worldly desires do keep following him there.
The youth's cerebra embraces the most inconceivable of possibilities and their mind is neither blinded nor narrowed by the worldly desires or plights that plague the lives of the adults.
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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.
Christie demonstrates that "[Nur al-Din's] religious beliefs and worldly desires could be seen as inextricably linked" (ibid).
Fasting is a test of self-control on worldly desires and should not be adversely affected just by the availability of food in eateries during the day as refraining from eating or fulfilling the mandatory aspects of fast is only between Allah and individuals.
How many of us prepare for that last moment leaving petty worldly desires aside?
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?
Most people might take the novel as a success story in terms of those who have fulfilled their worldly desires, but it is not.
Attaining this high state of being that transcends worldly desires is not easy; it requires a code of conduct, a way of life and a spiritual and physical direction to which all are united.
Searching for a rational way to invalidate Islamic claims to spiritual truth, Christian polemicists argued that Islam was more closely associated with worldly desires.
Indeed, the pilgrimage calls for a sound knowledge of the religious observances involved as well psychological preparedness to comply with the practices and behavior required, particularly polite, courteous conduct, tolerance, the will to rise above trivial matters, the need to train the soul to triumph over egotism and worldly desires, and to focus on worshipping the Almighty, doing as many good deeds as possible and constantly praising and glorifying Almighty God, in accordance with what He said: "For Hajj are the months well known.