Letter No. 10
One reason for samples difficulties in life is the desire. The desire is a relentless thirst that never ends. Because we all ardently desire, we are hungry and thirsty from different experiences and different things, we continue to suffer. It is not that we have to deprive of the things we want. The objects are not the problem. It is our commitment, our identification with what we crave, which causes suffering. Therefore the problem are not foreign objects, which we are tangling. The difficulties are our internal attachments.
People misunderstood that if we do not have desires, will never again be able to love or live with passion. What is just the opposite. We will continue with our healthy desires, but are no longer contaminated and poorly directed by an insatiable thirst.
Therefore we must learn to cultivate love with kindness, empathy and integration. We should not take ownership of each other and we should not become so identified or attached to things (whether personal thoughts, feelings, professions, goals or material objects) that make us lose the vision of the reality, of the relativism of the changing nature of all things.