|A gnawing sense of incompleteness underlies much of our experience. Desire is thehuman response to the discontent described in the first noble truth.
Desire and human istinctual nature cannot be supressed, so what does it mean to bow
down to our nature and practice in a way that truly embraces the fact that we are
animals, with a hunger for life and experiences? We must learn to use desire, not be
used by it, but in our practice we have to take to heart that there is more to desire
than suffering. There is a yearning that is as spiritual as it is sensual and there is a drive
for trancendence that is implicit in the most sensual of desires.|