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« They live in the desert
  from their bulk stones. »

[ Saint-Exupéry ]

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Desire

The spiral of desire

The gluttony

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In conclusion

« To the miser, everything is wanting; to the poor, a bit; to the wise, nothing. »
(Latin proverb)

man and material goods


You look in vain for joy, happiness, love
in possessions, success, pleasures.
They are on a whole different level.

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- Is it wrong to desire material things?

 « If you put your material comfort above everything else, you hinder your development. It is up to you whether or not you want it to be.
 It is not necessary for a man to practice self-punishment, to deprive himself of all comforts. If a man has a choice between a silk pillow and a stone to rest his head on, why wouldn't he choose the pillow? »
[ R. Altea, "A long ladder to the sky" ]

- Is man blameworthy for seeking well-being?

 « Well-being is a natural desire; God only forbids abuse and that acquired at the expense of others.

- Do voluntary deprivations have merit in the eyes of God?

 - Do good to others and you will deserve more.

- Are there voluntary deprivations that are meritorious?

 - Yes, the deprivation of useless pleasures, because it detaches man from matter. »
[ Posts collected by Allan Kardec ]
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 « The drama is that you have reached a high level of bodily and material development, but you are not progressing, the soul is suffocated by the heavy, the material, the possession. »
(A. Ray-Wendling, "A Sun Too Late")  magnifying glassAuthorContributions by Anne Ray-Wendling on the subject of:

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 « ...And here you are sitting among your scattered ruins. And if the animal is satisfied, the man is at your place threatened with famine, and not knowing what he hungers for. »
[ Saint-Exupéry ]

 The useful and the essential

 « Once in the whirlwind of politics, I wondered what to do to maintain integrity. If I really wanted to serve I had to give up all wealth and get rid of all possessions. At first things went slowly and not without pain. But as the days went by, I realized that I had to throw away a lot of things that I considered mine and that I felt a real joy in getting rid of them little by little, at a pace that was growing. accelerating. I then felt like I was freed from a great weight. »
(Gandhi)  magnifying glassAuthorContributions of Mahatma Gandhi on the subject of:

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 « I have always distinguished the important from the urgent. It is certainly urgent for man to eat, but love and the meaning of life and the taste of God are more important. I do not have to know whether or not man will be happy, prosperous and conveniently sheltered, but which man will be prosperous, sheltered and happy. I don't care about the fat candle; by its flame alone I measure its quality.

 It is urgent that a staircase allows access to the temple otherwise it will remain deserted. But the temple alone is important.

 I condemn you not for favor the usual, but to take it as an end. And I call you to ask you:

 – Show me the important part of your work? And you remain silent before me. »
[ Saint-Exupéry ]


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« The model that is offered by society,
via the internet and television, is an eternal childhood!
Consumes ! Have fun ! Be young!  »

(Dr Olivier Chambon, psychiatrist)  magnifying glassAuthorContributions by Olivier Chambon on the theme of:

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  « I forbid merchants to boast too much of their wares. Because they quickly become pedagogues and teach you as an end what is essentially only a means, and thus deceiving you on the road to follow they are soon degrading you, because if their music is vulgar they make you for sell it to you a vulgar soul. Now, if it is good for objects to be founded to serve men, it would be monstrous for men to be founded to serve as dustbins for objects. »
[ Saint-Exupéry ]

 « The devil only clothes the most pleasant aspects of your life: hobbies, games, cars, love of objects – realize this deadly expression: love of objects! . »
[ Arnaud Gourvennec, celestial messages ]

 « These are born of the morality of merchants, which want to place their goods. You believe that your joy comes from receiving and buying; how would you remember the opposite when so much effort was made to bond you with the object. »
[ Saint-Exupéry ]


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 « There is no worse calamity than the desire to possess. »
(Lao-tzu)

Desire

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  « Desire creates suffering. It acts like a fire. It is this fire that we must extinguish. »
[ Dalai Lama ]

 « The pleasures that the senses provide are the matrices of the pains to come. »
( Krishna)

 « Nothing is real in the life you lead except your relationship with Me.

 Your desires, you must not overcome them, but change them. Your earthly passions, you must understand them and accept them. What you resist persists. What you look at, disappears.

 Turn to Me and turn away from anything that does not resemble Me. »
[Inspired message to Neale Walsch]

 « Material is only important for what it allows us to achieve, because it is the ever-renewed site of our possible transcendence. »
[ Patricia Darré (medium) ]

 « Matter, you must be able to reign over it and dispose of it. Otherwise you are at the mercy of the earthly powers and you cannot fulfill your mission freely. »
[ Elisabeth Haich, "Initiation" ]

 « Learn to sort things out, to discern the important from the accessory that blinds and isolates. »
[ "To those who seek" ]

Floating picture  « Well yes, it's the crisis, that is to say that you will have to do without stuff that your parents did not need! »
(Colouche)   magnifying glassAuthorColuche's contributions on:

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  ☞   The effect of thought on our desires


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« The more you create links with the object, the heavier you become. »

[ Saint-Exupéry ]

The spiral of desire

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  « Man's interest in material satisfactions alone is only apparent. In the middle of the void in which he finds himself, he sees everything that could constitute a refuge for him being engulfed over time.

 To fill his inner emptiness by all means, he arouses ever new needs. »
[ R. Bernard, Grand Master of the Rose Croix ]

 « The human eye, the more it covets, the more it desires; the more he receives, the more he wants; the more he brews and stores, the more he thirsts to possess. An eye to see is the whole body. He who knows how to master his eye is a saint. »
 [ "Annaëlle Chimoni's book" ]

 « I discovered how much damage covetousness can cause. True development is spiritual, and all that is materialistic in man, such as desire for possession and greed, suffocates his spirit. Materialism is a cult, which makes us lose the freedom to mature and be happy. »

[Betty J. Eadie, "In the Arms of Light"]

 « It is your constant desire that makes you unhappy, condemned to the perpetual misery of disillusionment. »
[Celestial message from Roland de Jouvenel]

 « Our dissatisfaction is permanent, our desire insatiable. To try to fill it is to condemn oneself to always wanting more because nothing can satisfy it (sustainably). »
[ Dalai Lama ]

 « We have never taken so many drugs to calm us down or fall asleep. We believe that in order to be happy, we have to sleep a certain number of hours, eat a certain way and buy an incredible amount of completely useless objects.

 With all that, we lost touch with our own rhythms. We have thus cut ourselves off from the essential. »
( A. Givaudan )  magnifying glassAuthorContributions by Anne Givaudan on the theme of:

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 « At each conquest man discovers that she has deceived him when he uses the conquered object. »
[ Saint-Exupéry ]

 « The materialism of this civilization of the possessed object is the cause of many of our fears: this cult of the object is a stake driven into the being of man, nailing its bark and its heart to the ground! »
[ Arnaud Gourvennec, celestial messages ]

 « I will never dare to possess what I do not need. »
(Gandhi)  magnifying glassAuthorContributions of Mahatma Gandhi on the subject of:

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 « Your lives flow on the muddy bed of desires; tirelessly your instincts push you to keep what you have grasped. At rest, you live with closed hands on your winnings. »
[Celestial message from Roland de Jouvenel]

 « Never rejoice in an acquired result, everything possessed is dead. Only movement is life. »
[Celestial message from Roland de Jouvenel]


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 « You have to kill your sensory appetites to cross the first spiritual circle. Agony of matter! »
[Celestial message from Roland de Jouvenel]

 « I encountered as much difficulty controlling my passions as controlling my sense of taste. At the risk of surprising many, I am a big eater. If I hadn't managed to impose restrictions on myself, I would have long since become a bestial being, and that would have led to my downfall. »
(Gandhi)  magnifying glassAuthorContributions of Mahatma Gandhi on the subject of:

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 « Take care that your desire does not become an addiction”.
[Inspired message to Neale Walsch]


In conclusion

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  « Man has imprisoned himself in matter. Incandescent with suffering, his soul cries for help. » »
[ Brigitte Quéro, "Spiritual Messages"]

  « Is not the body itself a possession in itself? Should I remove all my shelves full of books?
 It takes a profound change of heart, a conversion of the whole being. While having control of goods, be careful not to consider the smallest parcel as his property. »
(Gandhi)  magnifying glassAuthorContributions of Mahatma Gandhi on the subject of:

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 « The soul thirsts for love, hence its eternal dissatisfaction that material pleasures cannot satisfy. »
(A. Ray-Wendling, "A Sun Too Late")  magnifying glassAuthorContributions by Anne Ray-Wendling on the subject of:

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 « If materialism and technology were really the solution to mankind's problems, the industrially advanced countries today would be full of smiling faces. »
[ Dalai Lama ]

 « Learn to desire nothing, cultivate your inner field. »
[Celestial message from Roland de Jouvenel]

 « Separate yourself from all your desires; thus, removed from your human condition, your spirit will enter another dimension. »
[Celestial message from Roland de Jouvenel]

 « We should not depend on what we have. »
[ Dalai Lama ]

 « Voluntarily limiting our needs is the only way to make ourselves available to others.

 We need a minimum of well-being and comfort, but beyond this limit, what was supposed to help us becomes a source of discomfort. You have to know how to impose a limit on your needs, otherwise you go in pursuit of the wind. »
(Gandhi)  magnifying glassAuthorContributions of Mahatma Gandhi on the subject of:

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 « Spiritual progress alone can free you from sin, while technology binds you to it.

 (...) Modern man invented noise, noise that damages his body. He created fake musics and multiplied the games. He destroys himself and distracts himself. »
[ Arnaud Gourvennec, celestial messages ]

 « We do not agree on the reality. I call reality not what can be measured in a balance, but what's weighing for me.

 The reality for the child does not reside in the pebbles, but only in the fervor that arises from the game. And the pebbles are in turn transfigured. »
[ Saint-Exupéry ]

  « Our material possessions should be considered only as practical presents, temporarily placed at our disposal. Behind the attachment hides the fear of losing. »
[ Ellen Tadd (medium) ]

 ☞   "Possessions and Happiness"