Desire is Not Bad. Let me first of all clarify that ‘Desire’ is all inclusive. It is not limited to ‘wants or longing’. As per ‘thesaurus.com’, Desire has many synonyms- inquisitiveness, eagerness, inclination, lust, craving, ambition, appetite, aspiration, devotion, fascination, greed, hunger, love, motive, need, passion, thirst, will, wish, yearning, admiration, ardor, attraction, avidity, concupiscence, craze, cupidity, doting, fancy, fervor, fondness, frenzy, hankering, infatuation, itch, lasciviousness, lechery, libido, liking, mania, prediction, proclivity, propensity, rapaciousness, relish, salacity, solicitude, urge, voracity….It is a noun as well as a verb. In my assessment, I may say that following may be taken with a pinch of salt. We have been conditioned to believe that the reason for our miseries is our desire. Whoever said that did not perhaps know that our energy equals our desire. The acuteness of pure desire gives a boost to our energy. Every desire has a purpose. Desire is not bad. It may seem odd but it is true. Even the energy to know about the Unknown is fueled by the acuteness of the desire. If the desire was not there, why would our saints and sages be wandering into the difficult terrain of Himalayan Hills? It was the pressing desire that fueled their energy. Days without food and nights without sleep, blisters on the feet and the journey continued. But for this energy, fuelled by the acuteness of their desire, we would have been deprived of the wealth of knowledge they recorded in our scripts. Desire is not bad. Wright Brothers fell many times on the ground endangering their lives before they could fly. Dashrath Manjhi made a road with a chisel and hammer thru the hill so that no one died without treatment like his wife because there was no road from his village to the hospital on the other side of the hill. Desire is not bad. There are hundreds of examples to justify desire. Without desire life would not have been as comfortable as we find it today. There is other side of the coin also. However, on a impartial balance, the head side outnumbers the tail side.