A person is an empty “cup,” which constantly wants to be filled. If desire in a person disappears, it’s like he is dying, dimming down. And it’s on the contrary, when his desires are burning, and the greater and higher the desires are, the higher and greater the person is.
That is, we evaluate a person according to his desires: their quantity, strength, and quality. It’s good when a person has a lot of good and strong desires.
Then what is the problem? As a matter of fact, we are nothing but one desire: the desire to receive fulfilment and sense pleasure. From what? It depends on our upbringing. Some people enjoy when they eat snails and worms; others when they eat cakes and ice cream; still others enjoy playing badminton or pool, while some like flying or jumping off a cliff, and so on. Everyone enjoys in a different way.
We have to direct a person to fulfillments that are beneficial for the society. If at the same time it makes him healthier, this fulfillment also brings social benefit, both for him and the society. We need to encourage and trigger these kind of desires in a person.
In the integral society a person will receive pleasure from participating in social work, in public life, in the education of the young generation, and in good leisure. Everything depends on how we educate a person.
From a TV Program “The Integral World” 10/30/2011