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Depression - Part 7 By Sri.Sri.Muralidhara Swamiji

Dear All,

Good evening to all of you and have a divine blessed day ahead.

Depression contd…

An idle mind is devil's workshop. Swami Vivekananda said to an idler, "I shall give you a knife. Go, kill someone. It is better than remaining idle!"

One should always be cheerful and pleasant. One should be in the company of good friends and saints. Good books also make good company. One should always be positive in thought, word and deed, as these have power. For instance, when someone enquires after your well being one should respond cheerfully/positively. One should not dwell on negative things and keep cribbing about them. To feel things turn negative even though one thinks positively does not constitute "positive thinking".

One should have a concrete goal in life. Adoption of a child by childless couples is only to bring meaning into their lives. In spiritual life realization is the goal. At the same time one should put in constant effort.

Though in India festivals like Sri Ramanavami, Vinayaka Chathurthi, Krishna Jayanthi (Gokulashtami), Navarathri, etc. are basically religious in nature, they are also meant to overcome idleness, bring in cheerfulness and promote social interaction. Our religious concepts have sound logic as basis.

We should avoid the company of people who have negative attitude, who always find fault with others and who are idle because negative qualities are very contagious.

Equality is to respect another's right without compromising on our own. For example, if a person who observes fasting on a particular day (Say Ekadasi) visits a friend who does not, he should neither compromise on his fasting nor stop his friend from having food. If we follow the mantra 'ADJUST, ADAPT AND ACCOMMODATE' the world would be a better place to live in. Rather than pray for things that we like, we should pray for maturity of mind to like what has been given.

!!! Will continue !!!

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
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