Editors’ note: Lust covers a much wider field than just sex, for example it can relate to power or possessions. It is a form of greed from the ego and body. Despite gratification, the greed persists. You can never satisfy that desire, which may be only an unfulfilled yearning in the head. It is part of the chief features of sex, selfishness, power, dominance and greed. The best way to overcome lust is firstly to struggle against lustful thoughts and then replace them with prayer. The use of the mantra or the remembrance of God’s name is the most powerful weapon we can bring to bear.