Buddha did not say that desires were bad, in fact Buddha had his own desire-he desired to be enlightened.
What he did say was— choose your desires wisely, to choose love over hate, generosity over greed, happiness over sadness.
Desires are important!
Desires give us the ability to move forward in life and feel good about being alive! – it’s not that we are to give up everything — we’re here to create Nirvana now!
Dr. Paul Haider