I am not sure I make any sense here.
And is that all bad?? It is pretty easy to read the Heart Sutra and not make any sense of it either...
What are desires? (And I don't mean feeling thirsty.) I mean Ferrari's. Not minivans. (Both natalie and kr are wise veteran members here, and recognize that I'm not singling them out, I'm sure...) Ferarri's do more than help us to go to the store. They make a statement. I know about that statement. I have bought and sold several Jaguars, in years past. Lovely, elegant, expensive, "statement-making" Jaguars. The statement is "Please identify me with the accepted prestige of the car." And that is the exclusive domain of the ego. Desires of the ego.
Apparently, after awakening, the only real desire is to manifest unconditional love. That is what brought Ramana out of the cave, what led Buddha to teach, and (by his clear admission) why Adya continues to hold satsangs and write.
The heart is the only reality. The mind is only a transient phase. To remain as one's Self is to enter the Heart.
-- Ramana Maharshi
Compassion is but another word for the refusal to suffer for imaginary reasons.
-- Nisargadatta Maharaj
If the LOA creates an obsessive mindset which feeds desires (and may deliver), how does that encourage awakening?
A person is not a thing or a process, but an opening through which the universe manifests. - Martin Heidegger
There is not past, no future; everything flows in an eternal present. - James Joyce