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InvisibleSilversoul
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Will vs. Desire
    #6704298 - 03/23/07 10:06 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

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Do what thou willt shall be the whole of the law.
Love is the law: Love under will.



--The Law of Thelema

People often mistake this as an endorsement of hedonism. This comes from confusing will with desire. Now, I will admit the two terms are related, but there is a subtle difference which is lost on many people. Will is strength, while desire is weakness. Through will, one can overcome one's desires. A drug addict desires a fix, but if his will is strong, he can deny himself that desire for his greater good. One finds enlightenment and inner peace through thier will, directed by love and compassion(hence, "Love under will").


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Re: Will vs. Desire [Re: Silversoul]
    #6704323 - 03/23/07 10:14 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

:thumbup:
More to that, "do what thou wilt" refers in a specific way to finding your Path in life which requires further self-awareness and understanding... which in most of the cases comes in contradiction with ones "raw" desires.


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Re: Will vs. Desire [Re: MushroomTrip]
    #6705553 - 03/24/07 07:34 AM (14 years, 8 months ago)

A Polish saying:

If you love you are the slave,
if you are loved you are the master.

While the English say:

Love can make an ass dance.


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Re: Will vs. Desire [Re: MushroomTrip]
    #6705769 - 03/24/07 10:46 AM (14 years, 8 months ago)

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MushroomTrip said:
:thumbup:
More to that, "do what thou wilt" refers in a specific way to finding your Path in life which requires further self-awareness and understanding... which in most of the cases comes in contradiction with ones "raw" desires.




To you and silversoul.:thumbup:


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"Don't believe everything you think". -Anom.

" All that lives was born to die"-Anom.

With much wisdom comes much sorrow,
The more knowledge, the more grief.
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