Bhagavad Gita Desire Quotes

Broodings on sense objects causes attachments to them, attachment breeds craving; craving breeds anger. Anger breeds delusion; Delusion breeds loss of memory (of the self), loss of right memory causes decay of discriminating faculty. From decay of discrimination annihilation (of spiritual life) follows.- Bhagavad Gita 2:62-63

As fire is obscured by the smoke, as a looking glass by the dust, as an embryo is enveloped by the womb, so it(wisdom) is covered by the desire.-Bhagavad Gita 3:38

The constant enemy of the wise man is the unshakable flame of desire, by which wisdom is concealed-Bhagavad Gita 3:39

Cognizing the self as superior to the intelligence, and disciplining the self(ego) by the self(soul), annihilate the foe! Hard-to-conquer, wearing the form of desire. -Bhagavad Gita 3:43

The God-united Yogi, abandoning attachments to fruits of actions, attains the peace unshakable(peace born of self-discipline). The man who is not united to God is ruled by desires; through such attachment he remains in bondage – Bhagavad Gita 5:12

Renunciants who are desireless and wrathless, mind-controlled, self-realized, are completely free both in this world and in the beyond.- Bhagavad Gita 5:26

When the chitta(feeling) is absolutely subjugated and is calmly established in the self, the Yogi thus devoid of attachment to all desires, is spoken of as the God-united- Bhagavad Gita 6:18

Relinquish without expectations all longings born of sankalpas(plannings), and completely control, sheerly with the mind, the sensory organs, the sensory powers, and their contact with the ubiquitous sense objects .- Bhagavad Gita 6:24