" I wholeheartedly disagree with those who condemn desire an an obstacle to spiritual evolution. In my opinion, advising people to renounce their desires does them a serious disservice.
First, it simply doesn't work. I have witnessed at least a dozen spiritual organisations destroyed by sexual scandal. In every case, those involved were desperately maintaining the pretense of having transcended desire. Wherever desire is scorned, hypocrisy and deceit abound. Moreover in rejecting desire, we reject one of our greatest spiritual teachers. My own experience has convinced me tat f you follow your desire, it will take you on a journey, in the course of which you will gain immense wisdom, strength and compassion".