“How much do you charge for handling a case like mine?” he asked.
“I really don’t like to handle divorce cases,” replied his attorney. “Why do you want to get a divorce?”
“Because I want to marry my wife’s sister.”
“Now, a case like that could get pretty messy. It might cost you as much as a thousand dollars. Why don’t you go home and think it over.”
So the man went home, and the next day he called his lawyer. “I have talked the whole thing over with my best friend,” he said. “I have decided not to get a divorce after all.”
“That’s just fine,” said his lawyer. “Tell me, what did your friend say that made you change your mind?”
“Well, he tells me he has been out with my wife and her sister, too, and there ain’t a nickel’s worth of difference between them.”
Every desire is the same. The objects differ, but not the quality of desiring. You desire money, somebody else desires God; you desire power, somebody else desires paradise. It is all the same. Hence there are no religious desires, remember. Nondesiring is religious. Desiring is worldly, desire is the world. Nondesire is transcendence.
But when one is under the impact of a desire, the impact is hypnotic. Every desire hypnotizes you. It makes you blind, that’s why we say… we use phrases like falling in love. That is significant. The love that you know is certainly a fall — a fall from consciousness, a fall from understanding. You start crawling on the earth; you are no more in your senses, you lose your intelligence, you become stupid. The more you are full of desire and lust, the more stupid you are.

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