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- Craving for sense-pleasures (kama-tanha): this is craving for sense objects which provide pleasant feeling, or craving for sensory pleasures.
- Craving to be (bhava-tanha): this is craving to be something, to unite with an experience. This includes craving to be solid and ongoing, to be a being that has a past and a future, and craving to prevail and dominate over others.
- Craving not to be (vibhava-tanha): this is craving to not experience the world, and to be nothing; a wish to be separated from painful feelings.
Now the word "craving" means "a powerful desire for something", so Gautama Buddha told that "desire" is a reason of our sufferings.
Indian monk and philosopher Swami Vivekananda also suggested "not to desire anything" or to "try to be desireless" In this article we'll attempt to make a collection of Swami Vivekananda's suggestions and explanations on "not desiring anything".
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