Desire is also a reflection of the radiance of Buddha-nature, our wakefulness to the sparkling, sacred qualities of existence. We glow with it. Our world is lit up when we are in it. In the surge of desire, we feel alive, tantalized and joyous. How then could it go so wrong at times? How then could it gain the reputation as being the bane of a Buddhist’s existence? To understand the answer, we must venture into the understanding of the Buddhist teachings on our true nature. Then we can see how confusion about who and what we are is what distorts desire and turns it into a poison.
~ Pema Khandro