Desires or Lusts
Saint Augustine was right when he said: "I sat on the summit of the world when I felt within that I did not desire anything or fear anything."
Someone who runs after his desires is exhausted and enslaved by them.
They cause confusion within him, and he keeps on thinking of how he can achieve what his heart desires.
How can he attain them? And what are the difficulties which stand in his way?
Who are his rivals and how can he triumph over them?
Or perhaps what tricks can he use to achieve his desires? This is how lust disturbs him from within and makes him lose his calmness in his thinking, his efforts and his feelings.
Also the scope of desires is never-ending. As soon as one has been fulfilled, others appear and so on !!
We see tranquillity in the hearts and thoughts of ascetics, monks and hermits because they have rid themselves of the pressure of desires and become free within their souls.
Pope Shenouda III
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