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Does Buddhism advocate having no desires?

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Mikelum, thanks for the A2A. No, Buddhism does not advocate having no desires. This is a misunderstanding and over-simplification of core Buddhist teachings. The Buddha is often mis-quoted as saying that desire is the root of all suffering. read more

No, Buddhism does not advocate having no desires. This is a misunderstanding and over-simplification of core Buddhist teachings. The Buddha is often mis-quoted as saying that desire is the root of all suffering. read more

Buddhism is about getting away from desire. It is the middle path of nothing extreme. Making something wrong puts it away from the middle, brings it more to your attention and makes it harder to get through or beyond. read more

Its not a sin in Buddhism to have a high sexual drive. You cannot prevent sexual desiveres unless you attained nirvana. Even monks get sexual desires because we cannot control our mind. You said Buddhists so I assume you mean un ordained people like you and me, not monks (who have much stricter code). read more

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