Wants vs Needs

September 29, 2010

What happens when we renounce our wants? Do too many wants come in the way of our happiness? Shireen Chada, Coordinator, Brahma Kumaris, answers Dan Bagley, Professor of Mass Communication, thought-provoking questions.

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Moderator
# Moderator 2015-12-03 12:09

Os Eve,


Well, true spiritual attainment is not for the self, but, for every living thing...


...this feels like a good thing to me...what do you think?

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eve
# eve 2015-10-21 21:29
Lovely! Is it possible, I wonder, to be overly attached to spiritual attainment?
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Gaby
# Gaby 2013-10-26 19:31
Excellent topic I learned so much by listening to you both . Beautiful!!!!
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Marsha
# Marsha 2011-07-25 04:09
listen
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Srinivasan
# Srinivasan 2011-06-29 21:06
xcellant
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Suthashini
# Suthashini 2011-04-22 18:25
Thank you sis.exellent discussion.When you renounce your wants your needs will be automatically fullfilled, really touched me
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 b.k.debadatta
# b.k.debadatta 2011-02-07 17:42
its really very beautyful speech...i like very very much...
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Duane Halvorson
# Duane Halvorson 2010-12-27 16:58
An excellent discussion on freeing yourself from want and desire. After an unnecessarily extravagant season of "Giving", this is a reminder that we have all that we need, and are lucky there. We will give to others now and to ourselves, good things. Thanks!
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rachna
# rachna 2010-12-22 20:45
beautiful discussion. i luv it thx
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Hridayananda das Goswami
# Hridayananda das Goswami 2010-11-18 22:15
Excellent discussion. Shireen presents valuable insights in a compassionate, very interesting way. Dan is witty and articulate.
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rabindra
# rabindra 2010-11-01 10:14
excellent conversation
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mahesh
# mahesh 2010-10-22 07:22
it's great speech
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Dadi janki
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…Finally, I mention Dadi Janki, the spiritual leader of the Brahma Kumaris, based on Mount Abu in Rajasthan, who, 20 years ago, when I was in my 50s and she was in her 80s—she is now 103—began showing me, through her love and compassion, that I, like everyone else, had spirit within me. When we act from that connection, it is good for each of us and for all of us. The vision that Dadi shares has inspired values-based educational programmes around the world in schools, with young leaders, and in the Brahma Kumaris institution."

Lord Stone speaking about Dadi Janki in the UK Parliament (House of Lords), responding to the report by the Commission on Religious Education Religion and Worldviews: the way forward, published in September.

Hansard, Monday 17th December, 6.55 pm