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I have come to a point in my life that has positioned me to not desire anything at all. I like to reignite this spark. How can one that no longer desires light the fires of desires again without an outside spark?


Most likely, what you are talking about is not desire but a vow, not desiring anything is being unselfish, right? And since you talk about the inner spark, I think that you are looking for a vow. Desires are being expressed towards the outside, that unsettled mind which keeps wanting. A vow is about what we decide for our life, what we want to realize and do in our lives. There are two types of vows, the basic one which everyone should have. For example the Bodhisattva vow: "Sentient beings are numberless, I vow to liberate them." The other type of vow is specialized, as to how you from your particular situation can express your vow. Desires are only about oneself. A vow brings forth unending possibilities and can reach an ever expanding circle of people.


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