Desires instigate ignition in us. It compels us to burn midnight oil to fulfill them. And, we like donkey carts run after it till these are attained. Coming and burning of desires to a limited extent is desirable, acceptable, profitable, and adaptable. While, its dispersion to a greater extend is disastrous whereby it confines us for its fulfillment only. More dangerous is the sprout of multifaceted desires which have made us materialistic, avaricious, self-centered, isolated, arrogant, and thankless strata of our society. So why we avoid multiple desires.

One of the outcomes of relentless desires is that we have become money-making machines. It has made our life a rust-filled engine, which is working continuously without having a reasonable amount of rest. Consequently, many of us have become prone to various chronic diseases. I have recently come to know that one of my friends who had been working for a well-reputed bank died of a cardiac arrest. He was about to marry, but since his in laws put a demand of a separate owned house in front of him, he was wandering in the quest of its fulfillment from pillar to the post.

An eruption of the wave of multiple desires makes us think about it all the time. Put some water in a glass and hold it in your hand. Then, you must analyze and figure out what is the weight of the glass filled with water. Ask your family members, friends, or make a video of it and upload it on Youtube and ask your fan following. Everyone will give definitely different answers. The weight of the glass does not matter actually. What matters is how long we hold it. If we hold it, for instance, five minutes, it is fine. If we hold it for an hour, our hands may start to ache. But, if we hold it for all the day, our hand may be paralyzed. Similar is the case with desires. If we keep on thinking about it all the time, it will make us run after them for our lifetime. It will entrench in us unwavering stress so much so that we become vulnerable to chronic diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney-failure or depression and anxiety leading to neurons-failure.

Moreover, the tragedy with us is that we do not prioritize our life. We mold our life according to the order of the day without meditating for a while that it is worth adapting or not. In my childhood, hardly a few people had microwave ovens to heat-up frozen meals. Now, it is prevailing in everyone’s home almost so much so that it has become one of the contributing causes of lungs and liver cancer. Also, a decade back or so, there was no concept of buying expensive androids or iPhones. But, now it is exist in the pockets of almost everyone from the person selling milk to multi-billionaires so much so that it has created a social anomaly in our society especially amongst those strata who can hardly meet both ends meet. Resultantly, it aggravates social disharmony, distortion and crime.

More than 70 percent of our income is being spent on those items which were completely unknown a few years back. The quest to satiate these desires has derailed us from Siraat-e-Mustaqeem. Our stubbornness to fulfill all of the desires generating in our minds has also made us delusionary, because even the fulfillment of these desires does not generate true happiness. I am teaching at University, the moment I teach them something and they my students get understood what I was teaching to them is an event which invigorates me, makes me enliven and resurrects me back to the life. It was not the money which is of course an inevitable source of living life, but only to that extent whereby it is fulfilling all our necessities, while desires are something much beyond than necessities.

Putting it into a nutshell, having desires is not a sin, but it should not lie beyond our means and capacity. In addition, all of them must be stringently and sagaciously evaluated whether these are genuine or not. Further, even if these are genuine and beyond our tendency of fulfillment, then these must be left on God. We as human beings cannot conquer all our problems. Sufis says some of our problems must be left upon God to be resolved. I would suggest to all my readers that when you go back home from your respective jobs, work, universities, sit by backing your back to the wall in the corner of your room, and ask God that I am your man, a weak man, there are my problems which you know better than me. And, I do not have enough capacity to solve them. Therefore, being your feeble man and, You being my the Only God Who is the Most Powerful and the Most Beneficent take me out of these grievances. Believe me, your all problems coming out of multiple desires start to tone down.

Saqib Khan Yusuf Zai

Lecturer and Professional Trainer & Management Consultant

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Saqib Khan Yusuf Zai

Lecturer and Professional Trainer & Management Consultant