Buddhists have desires but they are working on eliminating them. But while we are here, in the flesh and blood we need to cloth ourselves and eat. We are not all monks to live off alms. So there is no conflict. The biggest hero of the Tibetan lore, Milarepa was a magician and he became their saint. I am not a Buddhist per se, I wear no robe or go to no temple but my religious philosophy is in tune with Tibetan Buddhism. Yet, I am without religion (which is the opiate of the masses). There is no contradiction but there are many paradoxes in the occult/esoteric
Originally Posted by quiethumir
Buddha says to eliminate desire. LoA teaches manifestation comes from desire or vision. Which viewpoint is right?