Desires are synonymous with clouds.

The clouds can only hide the sun of the welkin but can never destroy it.

As the sun of the without bursts forth out of the clouds at a selected moment, so the sun of the within also emerges from desires at the choicest moment.

From:Chinmoy,Chandelier, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, 1959
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