The Yogi and Desire



Many concepts should be considered in the light of yoga. Can one live without desire when even

the spirit is incarnated by desire? Desires are like sparks igniting motion. Then what does it mean to say

that a yogi is free of desire? Let us take the precise meaning of the words: a yogi is free, not from desires

as such but from their burden. They know themself to be free because they are not a slave to desire. On the path of goal-fitness, a yogi, applying co-measurement, relinquishes desires in the name of the most essential. This ability to change easily is at the core of the yogi’s liberation. Nothing hinders their progress.