I have been learning about Buddhism for a while now, and I am at a complete loss when it comes to our desires. The four noble truths say that desire can be eliminated, which is the core of the path toward enlightment. But without desire, how can anything get done. How can our desire to learn, meditate, continue on with the practice, be accomplished without desire. We are here at these forums because of desire, the foods we decide to eat are based on desire, what we fill our days with comes from desire, basically, any decision we are faced with must be resolved based on an internal desire for the final outcome. How can desire be eliminated without us becoming a motionless mime?