July 31st, 2009 by Jashodhara Purkayastha

One day when I was reading a book of swami Sivananda published by A divine society, a question came to my mind that why people are depressed.

Swamiji has described depression as an infectious disease. The man who is not satisfied with what he has, he is always depressed. That means the desire is the root cause of depression. Nowadays in this technological world, everyone wants all the comforts. When the desire is not fulfilled he is depressed . The period of sleepless night begins. In an educational field , the criterion is to clear some examination or get the M.Phil or Ph.d degree. The person who can not clear all these criteria becomes depressed. The person may be efficient in his work, but may not have cleared all the criteria which is required for his promotion, he will suffer from depression.  It has been noticed that so many students are depressed due to overload of work. They cannot face the competitive world. Some students dropout in the middle or commit suicide due to pressure from the parents or from the school.

Then we have to think, what are the reasons of all these displeasure that  lead to depression? If we want to eradicate the disease Depression, we have to follow certain spiritual trends—–

1) Draw a line to limit desire.

2) Analyze your capacity.

3) Do not compare yourself with others.

4) Learn to face the the society as society is not giving you everything.

5) Learn to say  No.

6) Competition with yourself, not with others.

7) Believe in your Karma and retrospect to your own evil deeds

8 ) Do not brood on the past

9) Jealousy is the root cause of depression. If it comes to the mind remove it by saying to yourself that the other person must have done SEWA (Service to others).

10) Judge yourself ,not others.

11) Learn to evaluate ownself .

12) Do not think too much of others. Better think Who Am I ?

To remove depression from the mind, always remain cheerful, contented, delightful and revenge-less.


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Talking to God

July 12th, 2009 by Jashodhara Purkayastha

God is so nearer to us. If we feel Him , we can talk to Him. We can ask question, get the proper answer from Him.

That day, I had a pain at the back of my head. Two glands at the back had swollen . I started surfing at the internet and found many answers to my pain. But while sleeping I called Him and asked to sit near me. I asked Him to take me at His place. I told Him” I will be very happy if you take me to your Home. Next sentence I uttered, “either take away my pain or take me to your place.” I do not know when I went to sleep.

Next morning when I woke up I thanked Him a lot as there was no pain at the back.

So I realised that every one can talk to Him like Mother, Father, or any other elders. When we have any type of pain in the body we call our Parents to sit near us. Same way if will call GOD as our parents, He listens, comes and helps us.

Some people tell that GOD is with us. YES ! He is always with us. We sometimes can’t call Him at the right time, at the right way and at the right place.

Once Shri Ramkrishna Paramhansa advised his disciple Vivekananda to call GOD so that his fever vanishes. Vivekananda lying on the bed tried calling Godess Kali and said to his guru that nothing was happening. Then Ramakrishna told Vivekananda to call more intensely and so did Vivekananda until he started crying. The fever vanished.

From my experience, I feel we can call Him in the following way:

  1. Call Him whole heartedly
  2. Extremely solicitous.
  3. Call Him as your Father or Mother.
  4. Call Him as a dearest one.
  5. Think that He is the only one who can do any thing earnestly.

Crying is the basic emotion from the first day of our infancy which attracts Atma and Parmatma and relieves our pain.

GODs Creation

GOD's Creation

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