In the book, Miteiya speaks exclusively about Desire as an impediment but also harps upon its importance.
While decoding Ramayana, Miteiya equates Dasrath as a symbol of Desires. While decoding the planet Buddha, Miteiya narrates about Moon as symbol of Desires. Similarly while decoding Greek mythology, Miteiya compares Patroclus with Desire. The most descriptive explanation for Desire can be seen while decoding the epic of Mahabharata.
In the epic of Mahabharata, Karn is symbol of Desire. Miteiya’s discourse upon Desire while decoding various myths about Karna is highly enlightening. Miteiya says that the trick in the voyage of truth remains conversion of gross desires into “Desire for Liberation”.