DesireI am still reading Esoteric Psychology by Alice Bailey so I don't have a lot of details. In the book Desire is defined as love and that in our modern day we have altered ts meaning. Desire as love may have to do with intentions in my opinion. I'll have to read some more.
That is beautiful. Moving.Desire
Under the soft translucent linen,
the ridges around your nipples
harden at the thought of my tongue.
You, arched like an inverted letter C -
move yourself deliberately
wanting the warm press of my lips,
its wet to coat the skin
that is bristling, burning,
breaking into sweats of desire -
sweet juices of imagination.
But in fact, I haven't even touched
you. At least, not as yet.
By Sudeep Sen
From the book - "Indian Love Poems"
Well stated. I would imagine service then is the sharing of energy.The universe is driven by energy. You can choose to pass that energy on to other as much as you can or you can choose to accumulate as much energy as possible.
You can easily see which of the two is better. If all energy is accumulated and not shared everything will come to a standstill and wither.
The path of giving is the path of love. The path of greed is that of un-love. The path of love is the path of life. The path of greed is the path that leads to death.
The material existence is, through the laws of evolution, dominated by greed. That is why the Buddha also says that we must detach ourselves from matter.
That does not mean standing aside, but rather it means not limiting one's loving kindness to a small, limited group.