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    How to avoid attacks of depression?
Do not pay attention to the depression and act as if it was not there.
~ The Mother Words Of The Mother - II,
  let me do what I can ::: Never allow this idea I am not able, I am not doing enough to come and vex you; it is a tamasic suggestion and brings depression and depression opens the way to the attacks of the wrong forces. Your position should be, Let me do what I can; the Mothers force is there, the Divine is there to see that in due time all will be done.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother Letters On The Mother

   377. God made the infinite world by Self-knowledge which in its works is Will-Force self-fulfilling. He used
  ignorance to limit His infinity; but fear, weariness, depression, self-distrust and assent to
  weakness are the instruments by which He destroys what He created. When these things are turned on what is evil or
  harmful & ill-regulated within thee, then it is well; but if they attack thy very sources of life & strength, then
  seize & expel them or thou diest.
  ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human

   In all doubt and depression, to say 'I belong to the Divine, I cannot fail'; to all
  suggestions of impurity and unfitness, to reply 'I am a child of Immortality chosen by the Divine; I have but to
  be true to myself and to Him-the victory is sure; even if I fell, I would be sure to rise again'; to all impulses
  to depart and serve some smaller ideal, to reply 'This is the greatest, this is the Truth that alone can satisfy
  the soul within me; I will endure through all tests and tribulations to the very end of the divine journey.' This
  is what I mean by faithfulness to the Light and the Call.
  ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - II,
  "purificaiton from depression which is the result of disappointed desires"

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depression, angle of: The measure of a plane angle from the horizontal towards the downwards direction.

depression ::: n. --> The act of depressing.
The state of being depressed; a sinking.
A falling in of the surface; a sinking below its true place; a cavity or hollow; as, roughness consists in little protuberances and depressions.
Humiliation; abasement, as of pride.
Dejection; despondency; lowness.
Diminution, as of trade, etc.; inactivity; dullness.

depression (unipolar disorder): a type of mood disorder, characterised by persistent feelings of great sadness, hopelessness, worthlessness, guilt and a loss of interest in activities.

Depression - A persistent period of very low economic with very high unemployment and high excess capacity.

Depression opens the way to the attack of the wrong forces.

DEPRESSION. ::: The rule in yoga is not to let the depression depress you, but to stand back from it, observe its cause and

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1:Depression is your avatar telling you it's tired of being the character you're trying to play.
   ~ Jim Carrey,
2:The tongue is always an easily erring member. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV, Depression and Despondency,
3:Our Generation has had no Great war, no Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives.
   ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
4:A depression is always unreasonable as it leads nowhere. It is the most subtle enemy of the Yoga.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
5:Look at the simplicity of the Truth with a straight and simple gaze. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV, Depression and Despondency,
6:Pain and suffering are necessary results of the Ignorance in which we live. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV, Depression and Despondency,
7:How to avoid attacks of depression?

   Do not pay attention to the depression and act as if it was not there.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
8:Repentance even helps provided it does not bring discouragement or depression. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV, Depression and Despondency,
9:Throwing away the life does not improve the chances for the next time. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV, Dealing with Depression and Despondency,
10:However or from wheresoever it came, the only thing to do with a depression is to throw it out. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV, Depression and Despondency,
11:The proper way to deal with a wrong movement is to look quietly at it and put the consciousness right at that point. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV, Depression and Despondency,
12:Disquietude and depression create an unhelpful atmosphere for one who is ill or in difficulties. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV, Interactions with Others and the Practice of Yoga,
13:If one throws away the body wilfully, one suffers much in the other worlds, and when one is born again, it is in worse, not in better conditions. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV, Dealing with Depression and Despondency,
14:Let us remember that the automatic machine is the precise economic equivalent of slave labor this will produce an unemployment situation in comparison with which the depression of the thirties will seem a pleasant joke.
   ~ Norbert Wiener, The Human Use of Human Beings, 1954,
15:Force yourself to study and your depression will go away. Can you imagine a student in college coming and telling his teacher, Sir, I didn't do my homework today because I felt depressed? Surely the teacher would punish him most severely.
   ~ The Mother, More Answers From The Mother,
16:Never allow this idea I am not able, I am not doing enough to come and vex you; it is a tamasic suggestion and brings depression and depression opens the way to the attacks of the wrong forces. Your position should be, Let me do what I can; the Mothers force is there, the Divine is there to see that in due time all will be done.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother, Letters On The Mother,
17:To be miserable may remind you of the defects of your external nature, but I do not see how it is going to cure them. I am not asking you to be frivolously happy, but to be quiet and quietly confident, rejecting these old movements, but for the rest trusting not in a restless self-torturing personal effort but to the Divine Force to change the external nature. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - IV, Dealing with Depression and Despondency,
18:There is no magic drug which will by itself have the required effect. Rather drugs can be used in small doses to heighten the effect of excitation caused by the method already discussed. In all cases a large dose leads to depression, confusion and a general loss of control. Inhibitory drugs must be considered with even more caution because of their inherent danger. They often simply sever the life force and body altogether.
   ~ Peter J Carroll, Liber Null, Liber LUX, Gnosis [34-35],
19:377. God made the infinite world by Self-knowledge which in its works is Will-Force self-fulfilling. He used ignorance to limit His infinity; but fear, weariness, depression, self-distrust and assent to weakness are the instruments by which He destroys what He created. When these things are turned on what is evil or harmful & ill-regulated within thee, then it is well; but if they attack thy very sources of life & strength, then seize & expel them or thou diest.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human,
20:These questionings and depressions are very foolish movements of the mind. If you were not open to the Grace, you would not have had these descents or experiences and there would have been no such progress as you have made. You have not to put such questions but to take it as a settled fact, and with full faith in the Mother and her working in you go on with your sadhana. Whatever difficulties there may be, will be solved in time by the natural progress of the sadhana. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - IV, Dealing with Depression and Despondency,
21:the philosophic second period of indifference :::
   There is next a period of high-seated impartiality and indifference in which the soul becomes free from exultation and depression and escapes from the snare of eagerness of joy as from the dark net of the pangs of grief and suffering. All things and persons and forces, all thoughts and feelings and sensations and actions, one's own no less than those of others, are regarded from above by a spirit that remains intact and immutable and is not disturbed by these things.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, Equality and the Annihilation of Ego,
22:In all doubt and depression, to say 'I belong to the Divine, I cannot fail'; to all suggestions of impurity and unfitness, to reply 'I am a child of Immortality chosen by the Divine; I have but to be true to myself and to Him-the victory is sure; even if I fell, I would be sure to rise again'; to all impulses to depart and serve some smaller ideal, to reply 'This is the greatest, this is the Truth that alone can satisfy the soul within me; I will endure through all tests and tribulations to the very end of the divine journey.' This is what I mean by faithfulness to the Light and the Call.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - II,
23:I am again feeling that depression, but I cannot find out its cause. I feel a burning pain inside me and then some part in me becomes very hostile. There is also some inertia in the nature.

These are the two difficulties, one of the vital dissatisfaction and restlessness, the other of the inertia of the physical consciousness which are the chief obstacles to the sadhana. The first thing to do is to keep detached from them, not to identify yourself mentally with these movements - even if you cannot reject them - next to call on the Mother's force quietly but steadily for it to descend and make the obstacles disappear. 31 January 1934 ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother,
24:Why do you indulge in these exaggerated feelings of remorse and despair when these things come up from the subconscient? They do not help and make it more, not less difficult to eliminate what comes. Such returns of an old nature that is long expelled from the conscious parts of the being always happen in sadhana. It does not at all mean that the nature is unchangeable. Try to recover the inner quietude, draw back from these movements and look at them calmly, reducing them to their true proportions. Your true nature is that in which you have peace and ananda and the love of the Divine. This other is only a fringe of the outer personality which in spite of these returns is destined to drop away as the true being extends and increases. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - IV, Dealing with Depression and Despondency,
25:What you write is no doubt true and it is necessary to see it so as to be able to comprehend and grasp the true attitude necessary for the sadhana. But, as I have said, one must not be distressed or depressed by perceiving the weaknesses inherent in human nature and the difficulty of getting them out. The difficulty is natural, for they have been there for thousands of lives and are the very nature of man's vital and mental ignorance. It is not surprising that they should have a power to stick and take time to disappear. But there is a true being and a true consciousness that is there in us hidden by these surface formations of nature and which can shake them off once it emerges. By taking the right attitude of selfless devotion within and persisting in it in spite of the surface nature's troublesome self-repetitions one enables this inner being and consciousness to emerge and with the Mother's Force working in it deliver the being from all return of the movements of the old nature. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - IV, Dealing with Depression and Despondency,
26:It is necessary to observe and know the wrong movements in you; for they are the source of your trouble and have to be persistently rejected if you are to be free.
But do not be always thinking of your defects and wrong movements. Concentrate more upon what you are to be, on the ideal, with the faith that, since it is the goal before you, it must and will come.
To be always observing faults and wrong movements brings depression and discourages the faith. Turn your eyes more to the coming Light and less to any immediate darkness. Faith, cheerfulness, confidence in the ultimate victory are the things that help, - they make the progress easier and swifter. Make more of the good experiences that come to you; one experience of the kind is more important than the lapses and failures. When it ceases, do not repine or allow yourself to be discouraged, but be quiet within and aspire for its renewal in a stronger form leading to still deeper and fuller experience. Aspire always, but with more quietude, opening yourself to the Divine simply and wholly. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - IV,
27:But before entering into the details of I. A. O. as a magical formula it should be remarked that it is essentially the formula of Yoga or meditation; in fact, of elementary mysticism in all its branches. In beginning a meditation practice, there is always a quiet pleasure, a gentle natural growth; one takes a lively interest in the work; it seems easy; one is quite pleased to have started. This stage represents Isis. Sooner or later it is succeeded by depression-the Dark Night of the Soul, an infinite weariness and detestation of the work. The simplest and easiest acts become almost impossible to perform. Such impotence fills the mind with apprehension and despair. The intensity of this loathing can hardly be understood by any person who has not experienced it. This is the period of Apophis.
   It is followed by the arising not of Isis, but of Osiris. The ancient condition is not restored, but a new and superior condition is created, a condition only rendered possible by the process of death. The Alchemists themselves taught this same truth. The first matter of the work was base and primitive, though 'natural.' After passing through various stages the 'black dragon' appeared; but from this arose the pure and perfect gold
   ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA, Book 4, Magick, Part 3, The Formula of I. A. O. [158-159],
28:the great division :::
   Secondly, with regard to the movements and experiences of the body the mind will come to know the Purusha seated within it as, first, the witness or observer of the movements and, secondly, the knower or perceiver of the experiences. It will cease to consider in thought or feel in sensation these movements and experiences as its own but rather consider and feel them as not its own, as operations of Nature governed by the qualities of Nature and their interaction upon each other. This detachment can be made so normal and carried so far that there will be a kind of division between the mind and the body and the former will observe and experience the hunger, thirst, pain, fatigue, depression, etc. of the physical being as if they were experiences of some other person with whom it has so close a rapport as to be aware of all that is going on within him. This division is a great means, a great step towards mastery; for the mind comes to observe these things first without being overpowered and finally without at all being affected by them, dispassionately, with clear understanding but with perfect detachment. This is the initial liberation of the mental being from servitude to the body; for by right knowledge put steadily into practice liberation comes inevitably
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, Renunciation, 345,
29:Sometimes when an adverse force attacks us and we come out successful, why are we attacked once again by the same force?
   Because something was left inside. We have said that the force can attack only when there is something which responds in the nature - however slight it may be. There is a kind of affinity, something corresponding, there is a disorder or an imperfection which attracts the adverse force by responding to it. So, if the attack comes, you must keep perfectly quiet and send it back, but it does not necessarily follow that you have got rid of that small part in you which allows the attack to come.
   You have something in you which attracts this force; take, for example (it is one of the most frequent things), the force of depression, that kind of attack of a wave of depression that falls upon you: you lose confidence, you lose hope, you have the feeling you will never be able to do anything, you are cast down.
   It means there is in your vital being something which is naturally egoistic, surely a little vain, which needs encouragement to remain in a good state. So it is like a little signal for those forces which intimates to them: "You can come, the door is open." But there is another part in the being that was watching when these forces arrived; instead of allowing them to enter, the part which... ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953,
30:A creative illness succeeds a period of intense preoccupation with an idea and search for a certain truth. It is a polymorphous condition that can take the shape of depression, neurosis, psychosomatic ailments, or even psychosis. Whatever the symptoms, they are felt as painful, if not agonizing, by the subject, with alternating periods of alleviation and worsening. Throughout the illness the subject never loses the thread of his dominating preoccupation. It is often compatible with normal, professional activity and family life. But even if he keeps to his social activities, he is almost entirely absorbed with himself. He suffers from feelings of utter isolation, even when he has a mentor who guides him through the ordeal (like the shaman apprentice with his master). The termination is often rapid and marked by a phase of exhilaration. The subject emerges from his ordeal with a permanent transformation in his personality and the conviction that he has discovered a great truth or a new spiritual world.
Many of the nineteenth and twentieth century figures recognized unquestionably as "great" - Nietzsche, Darwin, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Freud, Jung, Piaget - were all additionally characterized by lengthy periods of profound psychological unrest and uncertainty. Their "psychopathology" - a term ridiculous in this context - was generated as a consequence of the revolutionary nature of their personal experience (their action, fantasy and thought). It is no great leap of comparative psychology to see their role in our society as analogous to that of the archaic religious leader and healer. ~ Henri Ellenberger,
31:separating from the heart and mind and the benefits of doing so :::
   Therefore the mental Purusha has to separate himself from association and self-identification with this desire-mind. He has to say I am not this thing that struggles and suffers, grieves and rejoices, loves and hates, hopes and is baffled, is angry and afraid and cheerful and depressed, a thing of vital moods and emotional passions. All these are merely workings and habits of Prakriti in the sensational and emotional mind. The mind then draws back from its emotions and becomes with these, as with the bodily movements and experiences, the observer or witness. There is again an inner cleavage. There is this emotional mind in which these moods and passions continue to occur according to the habit of the modes of Nature and there is the observing mind which sees them, studies and understands but is detached from them. It observes them as if in a sort of action and play on a mental stage of personages other than itself, at first with interest and a habit of relapse into identification, then with entire calm and detachment, and, finally, attaining not only to calm but to the pure delight of its own silent existence, with a smile at thier unreality as at the imaginary joys and sorrows of a child who is playing and loses himself in the play. Secondly, it becomes aware of itself as master of the sanction who by his withdrawl of sanction can make this play to cease. When the sanction is withdrawn, another significant phenomenon takes place; the emotional mind becomes normally calm and pure and free from these reactions, and even when they come, they no longer rise from within but seem to fall on it as impression from outside to which its fibers are still able to respond; but this habit of reponse dies away and the emotional mind is in time entirely liberated from the passions which it has renounced. Hope and fear, joy and grief, liking and disliking, attraction and repulsion, content and discontent, gladness and depression, horror and wrath and fear and disgust and shame and the passions of love and hatred fall away from the liberated psychic being.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Release from the Heart and the Mind, 352,
32:There is no invariable rule of such suffering. It is not the soul that suffers; the Self is calm and equal to all things and the only sorrow of the psychic being is the sorrow of the resistance of Nature to the Divine Will or the resistance of things and people to the call of the True, the Good and the Beautiful. What is affected by suffering is the vital nature and the body. When the soul draws towards the Divine, there may be a resistance in the mind and the common form of that is denial and doubt - which may create mental and vital suffering. There may again be a resistance in the vital nature whose principal character is desire and the attachment to the objects of desire, and if in this field there is conflict between the soul and the vital nature, between the Divine Attraction and the pull of the Ignorance, then obviously there may be much suffering of the mind and vital parts. The physical consciousness also may offer a resistance which is usually that of a fundamental inertia, an obscurity in the very stuff of the physical, an incomprehension, an inability to respond to the higher consciousness, a habit of helplessly responding to the lower mechanically, even when it does not want to do so; both vital and physical suffering may be the consequence. There is moreover the resistance of the Universal Nature which does not want the being to escape from the Ignorance into the Light. This may take the form of a vehement insistence on the continuation of the old movements, waves of them thrown on the mind and vital and body so that old ideas, impulses, desires, feelings, responses continue even after they are thrown out and rejected, and can return like an invading army from outside, until the whole nature, given to the Divine, refuses to admit them. This is the subjective form of the universal resistance, but it may also take an objective form - opposition, calumny, attacks, persecution, misfortunes of many kinds, adverse conditions and circumstances, pain, illness, assaults from men or forces. There too the possibility of suffering is evident. There are two ways to meet all that - first that of the Self, calm, equality, a spirit, a will, a mind, a vital, a physical consciousness that remain resolutely turned towards the Divine and unshaken by all suggestion of doubt, desire, attachment, depression, sorrow, pain, inertia. This is possible when the inner being awakens, when one becomes conscious of the Self, of the inner mind, the inner vital, the inner physical, for that can more easily attune itself to the divine Will, and then there is a division in the being as if there were two beings, one within, calm, strong, equal, unperturbed, a channel of the Divine Consciousness and Force, one without, still encroached on by the lower Nature; but then the disturbances of the latter become something superficial which are no more than an outer ripple, - until these under the inner pressure fade and sink away and the outer being too remains calm, concentrated, unattackable. There is also the way of the psychic, - when the psychic being comes out in its inherent power, its consecration, adoration, love of the Divine, self-giving, surrender and imposes these on the mind, vital and physical consciousness and compels them to turn all their movements Godward. If the psychic is strong and master...
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - IV, Resistances, Sufferings and Falls, 669,
33:The Two Paths Of Yoga :::
   14 April 1929 - What are the dangers of Yoga? Is it especially dangerous to the people of the West? Someone has said that Yoga may be suitable for the East, but it has the effect of unbalancing the Western mind.

   Yoga is not more dangerous to the people of the West than to those of the East. Everything depends upon the spirit with which you approach it. Yoga does become dangerous if you want it for your own sake, to serve a personal end. It is not dangerous, on the contrary, it is safety and security itself, if you go to it with a sense of its sacredness, always remembering that the aim is to find the Divine.
   Dangers and difficulties come in when people take up Yoga not for the sake of the Divine, but because they want to acquire power and under the guise of Yoga seek to satisfy some ambition. if you cannot get rid of ambition, do not touch the thing. It is fire that burns.
   There are two paths of Yoga, one of tapasya (discipline), and the other of surrender. The path of tapasya is arduous. Here you rely solely upon yourself, you proceed by your own strength. You ascend and achieve according to the measure of your force. There is always the danger of falling down. And once you fall, you lie broken in the abyss and there is hardly a remedy. The other path, the path of surrender, is safe and sure. It is here, however, that the Western people find their difficulty. They have been taught to fear and avoid all that threatens their personal independence. They have imbibed with their mothers' milk the sense of individuality. And surrender means giving up all that. In other words, you may follow, as Ramakrishna says, either the path of the baby monkey or that of the baby cat. The baby monkey holds to its mother in order to be carried about and it must hold firm, otherwise if it loses its grip, it falls. On the other hand, the baby cat does not hold to its mother, but is held by the mother and has no fear nor responsibility; it has nothing to do but to let the mother hold it and cry ma ma.
   If you take up this path of surrender fully and sincerely, there is no more danger or serious difficulty. The question is to be sincere. If you are not sincere, do not begin Yoga. If you were dealing in human affairs, then you could resort to deception; but in dealing with the Divine there is no possibility of deception anywhere. You can go on the Path safely when you are candid and open to the core and when your only end is to realise and attain the Divine and to be moved by the Divine. There is another danger; it is in connection with the sex impulses. Yoga in its process of purification will lay bare and throw up all hidden impulses and desires in you. And you must learn not to hide things nor leave them aside, you have to face them and conquer and remould them. The first effect of Yoga, however, is to take away the mental control, and the hungers that lie dormant are suddenly set free, they rush up and invade the being. So long as this mental control has not been replaced by the Divine control, there is a period of transition when your sincerity and surrender will be put to the test. The strength of such impulses as those of sex lies usually in the fact that people take too much notice of them; they protest too vehemently and endeavour to control them by coercion, hold them within and sit upon them. But the more you think of a thing and say, "I don't want it, I don't want it", the more you are bound to it. What you should do is to keep the thing away from you, to dissociate from it, take as little notice of it as possible and, even if you happen to think of it, remain indifferent and unconcerned. The impulses and desires that come up by the pressure of Yoga should be faced in a spirit of detachment and serenity, as something foreign to yourself or belonging to the outside world. They should be offered to the Divine, so that the Divine may take them up and transmute them. If you have once opened yourself to the Divine, if the power of the Divine has once come down into you and yet you try to keep to the old forces, you prepare troubles and difficulties and dangers for yourself. You must be vigilant and see that you do not use the Divine as a cloak for the satisfaction of your desires. There are many self-appointed Masters, who do nothing but that. And then when you are off the straight path and when you have a little knowledge and not much power, it happens that you are seized by beings or entities of a certain type, you become blind instruments in their hands and are devoured by them in the end. Wherever there is pretence, there is danger; you cannot deceive God. Do you come to God saying, "I want union with you" and in your heart meaning "I want powers and enjoyments"? Beware! You are heading straight towards the brink of the precipice. And yet it is so easy to avoid all catastrophe. Become like a child, give yourself up to the Mother, let her carry you, and there is no more danger for you.
   This does not mean that you have not to face other kinds of difficulties or that you have not to fight and conquer any obstacles at all. Surrender does not ensure a smooth and unruffled and continuous progression. The reason is that your being is not yet one, nor your surrender absolute and complete. Only a part of you surrenders; and today it is one part and the next day it is another. The whole purpose of the Yoga is to gather all the divergent parts together and forge them into an undivided unity. Till then you cannot hope to be without difficulties - difficulties, for example, like doubt or depression or hesitation. The whole world is full of the poison. You take it in with every breath. If you exchange a few words with an undesirable man or even if such a man merely passes by you, you may catch the contagion from him. It is sufficient for you to come near a place where there is plague in order to be infected with its poison; you need not know at all that it is there. You can lose in a few minutes what it has taken you months to gain. So long as you belong to humanity and so long as you lead the ordinary life, it does not matter much if you mix with the people of the world; but if you want the divine life, you will have to be exceedingly careful about your company and your environment.
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931,
34:Depression, unless one has a strong will, suggests, "This is not worth while, one may have to wait a lifetime." As for enthusiasm, it expects to see the vital transformed overnight: "I am not going to have any difficulty henceforth, I am going to advance rapidly on the path of yoga, I am going to gain the divine consciousness without any difficulty." There are some other difficulties.... One needs a little time, much perseverance. So the vital, after a few hours - perhaps a few days, perhaps a few months - says to itself: "We haven't gone very far with our enthusiasm, has anything been really done? Doesn't this movement leave us just where we were, perhaps worse than we were, a little troubled, a little disturbed? Things are no longer what they were, they are not yet what they ought to be. It is very tiresome, what I am doing." And then, if one pushes a little more, here's this gentleman saying, "Ah, no! I have had enough of it, leave me alone. I don't want to move, I shall stay in my corner, I won't trouble you, but don't bother me!" And so one has not gone very much farther than before.
   This is one of the big obstacles which must be carefully avoided. As soon as there is the least sign of discontentment, of annoyance, the vital must be spoken to in this way, "My friend, you are going to keep calm, you are going to do what you are asked to do, otherwise you will have to deal with me." And to the other, the enthusiast who says, "Everything must be done now, immediately", your reply is, "Calm yourself a little, your energy is excellent, but it must not be spent in five minutes. We shall need it for a long time, keep it carefully and, as it is wanted, I shall call upon your goodwill. You will show that you are full of goodwill, you will obey, you won't grumble, you will not protest, you will not revolt, you will say 'yes, yes', you will make a little sacrifice when asked, you will say 'yes' wholeheartedly."
   So we get started on the path. But the road is very long. Many things happen on the way. Suddenly one thinks one has overcome an obstacle; I say "thinks", because though one has overcome it, it is not totally overcome. I am going to take a very obvious instance, of a very simple observation. Someone has found that his vital is uncontrollable and uncontrolled, that it gets furious for nothing and about nothing. He starts working to teach it not to get carried away, not to flare up, to remain calm and bear the shocks of life without reacting violently. If one does this cheerfully, it goes quite quickly. (Note this well, it is very important: when you have to deal with your vital take care to remain cheerful, otherwise you will get into trouble.) One remains cheerful, that is, when one sees the fury rise, one begins to laugh. Instead of being depressed and saying, "Ah! In spite of all my effort it is beginning all over again", one begins to laugh and says, "Well, well! One hasn't yet seen the end of it. Look now, aren't you ridiculous, you know quite well that you are being ridiculous! Is it worthwhile getting angry?" One gives it this lesson cheerfully. And really, after a while it doesn't get angry again, it is quiet - and one relaxes one's attention. One thinks the difficulty has been overcome, one thinks a result has at last been reached: "My vital does not trouble me any longer, it does not get angry now, everything is going fine." And the next day, one loses one's temper. It is then one must be careful, it is then one must not say, "Here we are, it's no use, I shall never achieve anything, all my efforts are futile; all this is an illusion, it is impossible." On the contrary, one must say, "I wasn't vigilant enough." One must wait long, very long, before one can say, "Ah! It is done and finished." Sometimes one must wait for years, many years....
   I am not saying this to discourage you, but to give you patience and perseverance - for there is a moment when you do arrive. And note that the vital is a small part of your being - a very important part, we have said that it is the dynamism, the realising energy, it is very important; but it is only a small part. And the mind!... which goes wandering, which must be pulled back by all the strings to be kept quiet! You think this can be done overnight? And your body?... You have a weakness, a difficulty, sometimes a small chronic illness, nothing much, but still it is a nuisance, isn't it? You want to get rid of it. You make efforts, you concentrate; you work upon it, establish harmony, and you think it is finished, and then.... Take, for instance, people who have the habit of coughing; they can't control themselves or almost can't. It is not serious but it is bothersome, and there seems to be no reason why it should ever stop. Well, one tells oneself, "I am going to control this." One makes an effort - a yogic effort, not a material one - one brings down consciousness, force, and stops the cough. And one thinks, "The body has forgotten how to cough." And it is a great thing when the body has forgotten, truly one can say, "I am cured." But unfortunately it is not always true, for this goes down into the subconscient and, one day, when the balance of forces is not so well established, when the strength is not the same, it begins again. And one laments, "I believed that it was over! I had succeeded and told myself, 'It is true that spiritual power has an action upon the body, it is true that something can be done', and there! it is not true. And yet it was a small thing, and I who want to conquer immortality! How will I succeed?... For years I have been free from this small thing and here it is beginning anew!" It is then that you must be careful. You must arm yourself with an endless patience and endurance. You do a thing once, ten times, a hundred times, a thousand times if necessary, but you do it till it gets done. And not done only here and there, but everywhere and everywhere at the same time. This is the great problem one sets oneself. That is why, to those who come to tell me very light-heartedly, "I want to do yoga", I reply, "Think it over, one may do the yoga for a number of years without noticing the least result. But if you want to do it, you must persist and persist with such a will that you should be ready to do it for ten lifetimes, a hundred lifetimes if necessary, in order to succeed." I do not say it will be like that, but the attitude must be like that. Nothing must discourage you; for there are all the difficulties of ignorance of the different states of being, to which are added the endless malice and the unbounded cunning of the hostile forces in the world.... They are there, do you know why? They have been.... ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1950-1951,
35:The Science of Living

To know oneself and to control oneself

AN AIMLESS life is always a miserable life.

Every one of you should have an aim. But do not forget that on the quality of your aim will depend the quality of your life.

   Your aim should be high and wide, generous and disinterested; this will make your life precious to yourself and to others.

   But whatever your ideal, it cannot be perfectly realised unless you have realised perfection in yourself.

   To work for your perfection, the first step is to become conscious of yourself, of the different parts of your being and their respective activities. You must learn to distinguish these different parts one from another, so that you may become clearly aware of the origin of the movements that occur in you, the many impulses, reactions and conflicting wills that drive you to action. It is an assiduous study which demands much perseverance and sincerity. For man's nature, especially his mental nature, has a spontaneous tendency to give a favourable explanation for everything he thinks, feels, says and does. It is only by observing these movements with great care, by bringing them, as it were, before the tribunal of our highest ideal, with a sincere will to submit to its judgment, that we can hope to form in ourselves a discernment that never errs. For if we truly want to progress and acquire the capacity of knowing the truth of our being, that is to say, what we are truly created for, what we can call our mission upon earth, then we must, in a very regular and constant manner, reject from us or eliminate in us whatever contradicts the truth of our existence, whatever is opposed to it. In this way, little by little, all the parts, all the elements of our being can be organised into a homogeneous whole around our psychic centre. This work of unification requires much time to be brought to some degree of perfection. Therefore, in order to accomplish it, we must arm ourselves with patience and endurance, with a determination to prolong our life as long as necessary for the success of our endeavour.

   As you pursue this labour of purification and unification, you must at the same time take great care to perfect the external and instrumental part of your being. When the higher truth manifests, it must find in you a mind that is supple and rich enough to be able to give the idea that seeks to express itself a form of thought which preserves its force and clarity. This thought, again, when it seeks to clothe itself in words, must find in you a sufficient power of expression so that the words reveal the thought and do not deform it. And the formula in which you embody the truth should be manifested in all your feelings, all your acts of will, all your actions, in all the movements of your being. Finally, these movements themselves should, by constant effort, attain their highest perfection.

   All this can be realised by means of a fourfold discipline, the general outline of which is given here. The four aspects of the discipline do not exclude each other, and can be followed at the same time; indeed, this is preferable. The starting-point is what can be called the psychic discipline. We give the name "psychic" to the psychological centre of our being, the seat within us of the highest truth of our existence, that which can know this truth and set it in movement. It is therefore of capital importance to become conscious of its presence in us, to concentrate on this presence until it becomes a living fact for us and we can identify ourselves with it.

   In various times and places many methods have been prescribed for attaining this perception and ultimately achieving this identification. Some methods are psychological, some religious, some even mechanical. In reality, everyone has to find the one which suits him best, and if one has an ardent and steadfast aspiration, a persistent and dynamic will, one is sure to meet, in one way or another - outwardly through reading and study, inwardly through concentration, meditation, revelation and experience - the help one needs to reach the goal. Only one thing is absolutely indispensable: the will to discover and to realise. This discovery and realisation should be the primary preoccupation of our being, the pearl of great price which we must acquire at any cost. Whatever you do, whatever your occupations and activities, the will to find the truth of your being and to unite with it must be always living and present behind all that you do, all that you feel, all that you think.

   To complement this movement of inner discovery, it would be good not to neglect the development of the mind. For the mental instrument can equally be a great help or a great hindrance. In its natural state the human mind is always limited in its vision, narrow in its understanding, rigid in its conceptions, and a constant effort is therefore needed to widen it, to make it more supple and profound. So it is very necessary to consider everything from as many points of view as possible. Towards this end, there is an exercise which gives great suppleness and elevation to the thought. It is as follows: a clearly formulated thesis is set; against it is opposed its antithesis, formulated with the same precision. Then by careful reflection the problem must be widened or transcended until a synthesis is found which unites the two contraries in a larger, higher and more comprehensive idea.

   Many other exercises of the same kind can be undertaken; some have a beneficial effect on the character and so possess a double advantage: that of educating the mind and that of establishing control over the feelings and their consequences. For example, you must never allow your mind to judge things and people, for the mind is not an instrument of knowledge; it is incapable of finding knowledge, but it must be moved by knowledge. Knowledge belongs to a much higher domain than that of the human mind, far above the region of pure ideas. The mind has to be silent and attentive to receive knowledge from above and manifest it. For it is an instrument of formation, of organisation and action, and it is in these functions that it attains its full value and real usefulness.

   There is another practice which can be very helpful to the progress of the consciousness. Whenever there is a disagreement on any matter, such as a decision to be taken, or an action to be carried out, one must never remain closed up in one's own conception or point of view. On the contrary, one must make an effort to understand the other's point of view, to put oneself in his place and, instead of quarrelling or even fighting, find the solution which can reasonably satisfy both parties; there always is one for men of goodwill.

   Here we must mention the discipline of the vital. The vital being in us is the seat of impulses and desires, of enthusiasm and violence, of dynamic energy and desperate depressions, of passions and revolts. It can set everything in motion, build and realise; but it can also destroy and mar everything. Thus it may be the most difficult part to discipline in the human being. It is a long and exacting labour requiring great patience and perfect sincerity, for without sincerity you will deceive yourself from the very outset, and all endeavour for progress will be in vain. With the collaboration of the vital no realisation seems impossible, no transformation impracticable. But the difficulty lies in securing this constant collaboration. The vital is a good worker, but most often it seeks its own satisfaction. If that is refused, totally or even partially, the vital gets vexed, sulks and goes on strike. Its energy disappears more or less completely and in its place leaves disgust for people and things, discouragement or revolt, depression and dissatisfaction. At such moments it is good to remain quiet and refuse to act; for these are the times when one does stupid things and in a few moments one can destroy or spoil the progress that has been made during months of regular effort. These crises are shorter and less dangerous for those who have established a contact with their psychic being which is sufficient to keep alive in them the flame of aspiration and the consciousness of the ideal to be realised. They can, with the help of this consciousness, deal with their vital as one deals with a rebellious child, with patience and perseverance, showing it the truth and light, endeavouring to convince it and awaken in it the goodwill which has been veiled for a time. By means of such patient intervention each crisis can be turned into a new progress, into one more step towards the goal. Progress may be slow, relapses may be frequent, but if a courageous will is maintained, one is sure to triumph one day and see all difficulties melt and vanish before the radiance of the truth-consciousness.

   Lastly, by means of a rational and discerning physical education, we must make our body strong and supple enough to become a fit instrument in the material world for the truth-force which wants to manifest through us.

   In fact, the body must not rule, it must obey. By its very nature it is a docile and faithful servant. Unfortunately, it rarely has the capacity of discernment it ought to have with regard to its masters, the mind and the vital. It obeys them blindly, at the cost of its own well-being. The mind with its dogmas, its rigid and arbitrary principles, the vital with its passions, its excesses and dissipations soon destroy the natural balance of the body and create in it fatigue, exhaustion and disease. It must be freed from this tyranny and this can be done only through a constant union with the psychic centre of the being. The body has a wonderful capacity of adaptation and endurance. It is able to do so many more things than one usually imagines. If, instead of the ignorant and despotic masters that now govern it, it is ruled by the central truth of the being, you will be amazed at what it is capable of doing. Calm and quiet, strong and poised, at every minute it will be able to put forth the effort that is demanded of it, for it will have learnt to find rest in action and to recuperate, through contact with the universal forces, the energies it expends consciously and usefully. In this sound and balanced life a new harmony will manifest in the body, reflecting the harmony of the higher regions, which will give it perfect proportions and ideal beauty of form. And this harmony will be progressive, for the truth of the being is never static; it is a perpetual unfolding of a growing perfection that is more and more total and comprehensive. As soon as the body has learnt to follow this movement of progressive harmony, it will be possible for it to escape, through a continuous process of transformation, from the necessity of disintegration and destruction. Thus the irrevocable law of death will no longer have any reason to exist.

   When we reach this degree of perfection which is our goal, we shall perceive that the truth we seek is made up of four major aspects: Love, Knowledge, Power and Beauty. These four attributes of the Truth will express themselves spontaneously in our being. The psychic will be the vehicle of true and pure love, the mind will be the vehicle of infallible knowledge, the vital will manifest an invincible power and strength and the body will be the expression of a perfect beauty and harmony.

   Bulletin, November 1950

   ~ The Mother, On Education,

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1:Develop a depression. ~ Jeff Hardy
2:Depression is inertia. ~ Wayne Dyer
3:Depression starts slow. ~ Ned Vizzini
4:depression. WellDoc makes ~ Anonymous
5:Anger is a form of depression, ~ C D Reiss
6:Depression is anger turned inward. ~ Sapphire
7:Perspective is the cure for depression. ~ Bono
8:depression is a disease of thoughts. ~ Matt Haig
9:Depression is sadness gone wrong ~ Lewis Wolpert
10:Depression is a side effect of dying ~ John Green
11:Loneliness turned into depression ~ Nicole Krauss
12:Depression is a physical illness. ~ Terry Bradshaw
13:Depression is rage spread thin. ~ George Santayana
14:Sometimes depression triggers anxiety. ~ Matt Haig
15:depression haunts the lives of many ~ Paul B Gilbert
16:Depression is always in the details. ~ Julia Alvarez
17:Depression is the enemy of action. ~ John Ironmonger
18:I know depression is anger turned inward. ~ M J Rose
19:I grew up in the heart of the Depression. ~ Bob Cousy
20:I had a lot of depression as a kid. ~ Sarah Silverman
21:All monsters have their fits of depression. ~ Rachilde
22:Depression is pain in its purest form. ~ J A Redmerski
23:Manic depression is a frustratin' mess. ~ Jimi Hendrix
24:depressions in the ground.” “I’ll mark ~ Faye Kellerman
25:Creative people are more prone to depression. ~ Adam Ant
26:The proper verb for depression is sink. ~ David Levithan
27:Depression Is Anger Without Enthusiasm. A ~ Mario Acevedo
28:Depression is melancholy minus its charms. ~ Susan Sontag
29:Depression is the evangelist for emptiness. ~ Hannah Hart
30:Depression is a side effect of dying. (Cancer ~ John Green
31:Comedy is a camouflage for depression. ~ Rodney Dangerfield
32:I still get awful depression. It's who I am. ~ Marian Keyes
33:Nothing good comes out of depression. ~ Kay Redfield Jamison
34:Nothing is quite as depressing as depression. ~ Claire Weekes
35:Work is always an antidote to depression. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
36:Depression hangs over me as if I were Iceland. ~ Philip Larkin
37:Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm. ~ Steven Wright
38:Depression is the inability to construct a future. ~ Rollo May
39:I lost everything in the post-natal depression. ~ Erma Bombeck
40:The depression bleeds into all aspects of her life. ~ K Webster
41:Depression lives and grows in the swamp of need. ~ Bryant McGill
42:Depression opens the door to beauty of some kind. ~ James Hillman
43:How can depression be real if our eyes arent real? ~ Thomas Szasz
44:What made me empathic was my depressions. ~ Alice Weaver Flaherty mysteriously painful and elusive. ~ William Styron
46:I cling to depression, thinking it a form of truth. ~ Mason Cooley
47:The opposite of play isn’t work. It’s depression. ~ Jane McGonigal
48:Depression manifests itself in a lack of will. ~ Richard Brookhiser
49:The opposite of play isn’t work. It’s depression. ~ Timothy Ferriss
50:Depression has descended like a bell jar around me. ~ Kristin Hannah
51:Depression is close to me, but suicide hasn't been. ~ Claire Forlani
52:Depression is to me as daffodils were to Wordsworth. ~ Philip Larkin
53:He didn't understand depression. To him it was weakness. ~ Mitch Albom
54:the Great Depression ~ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints
55:Depression thrives in secrecy but shrinks in empathy. ~ Seth Adam Smith
56:I'd like to see a slasher movie set in the depression. ~ Robert Englund
57:I was exhausted and going through a terrible depression. ~ Winona Ryder
58:[The blues] is the antidote for sadness and depression. ~ Warren Haynes
59:Avoiding depression with large daily doses of television. ~ Paulo Coelho
60:Depression is the reward we get for being 'good'. ~ Marshall B Rosenberg
61:If I'm not writing a thing, depression might be looming. ~ Sarah Manguso
62:A depression is a situation of self-fulfilling pessimism. ~ Joan Robinson
63:And depression settled over the kitchen like a wet fog. ~ Jeanne Birdsall
64:Happiness is a lot more frightening than depression. ~ Fr d ric Beigbeder
65:She lapsed into “melancholia,” a sweet name for depression. ~ Erik Larson
66:They should prescribe you for depression instead of pills ~ Cecelia Ahern
67:Concern should drive us into action, not into a depression. ~ Karen Horney
68:Depression, suffering and anger are all part of being human. ~ Janet Fitch
69:Grief comes and goes, but depression is unremitting ~ Kay Redfield Jamison
70:Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression. ~ Dodie Smith
71:The opposite of happiness is unhappiness, not depression. ~ Gretchen Rubin
72:we came through the depression by the skin of our teeth; ~ Thornton Wilder
73:Depression, as far as I'm concerned, is just a waste of time. ~ Helen Reddy
74:We're in a political depression - a great political depression ~ Chuck Todd
75:Would you carry a razor, in case, just in case of depression? ~ David Bowie
76:You've heard of mental depression; this is a mental recession. ~ Phil Gramm
77:Depression frequently destroys the power of mind over mood. ~ Andrew Solomon
78:doldrums, n.

The proper verb for depression is sink. ~ David Levithan
79:From now on, depressions will be scientifically created. ~ Charles Lindbergh
80:Your depression is connected to your insolence and refusal to praise. ~ Rumi
81:Depression is a democratic sickness: it afflicts everyone. ~ Indro Montanelli
82:I'm not the type of person to go into depression after defeat. ~ Kevin Keegan
83:I was in a self-induced depression. Welcome to me Real World. ~ Natsuo Kirino
84:Someone doesn’t need an inciting incident to have depression. ~ Kendra Elliot
85:Suicide isn't the only way you can lose someone to depression. ~ Adib Khorram
86:can take the child out of the Depression, but you can’t ~ Siddhartha Mukherjee
87:From now on, depressions will be scientifically created. ~ Charles A Lindbergh
88:If you raise taxes during a recession, you head to depression. ~ George W Bush
89:Imbalanced kapha can lead one into a prolonged state of depression. ~ Om Swami
90:You can’t quell depression by making love. But we tried. But ~ Yrsa Daley Ward
91:Frequently it is said that depression is anger turned inward. ~ David R Hawkins
92:The world of manic depression is a world of bad judgment calls. ~ Carrie Fisher
93:We all know pain doesn't exist without some coexisting depression. ~ Jerry Hall
94:Worse, she never hesitated to play the depression card to ~ MaryJanice Davidson
95:Is all this depression simply a sign of an evolutionary mismatch? ~ Kelly Brogan
96:The rosary is a weapon against depression and hopelessness. ~ Benedict Groeschel
97:The weather of Depression is unmodulated, its light a brownout. ~ William Styron
98:You can have manic depression without having an ounce of creativity ~ Patty Duke
99:Depression can be the sand that makes the pearl. Most of my best ~ Joni Mitchell
100:Depression is anger slowed down; panic is grief speeded up. ~ Ann Marie MacDonald
101:Depression is a side effect of dying. (Almost everything is, really) ~ John Green
102:Depression is when you have lots of love, but no one's taking. ~ Douglas Coupland
103:Depression runs in my family on both sides, and I have to be wary. ~ Dolly Parton
104:I found that dance was key to keeping depression out of my life. ~ Patrick Swayze
105:I have suffered from depression for most of my life. It is an illness. ~ Adam Ant
106:The opposite of play is not work—the opposite of play is depression. ~ Bren Brown
107:The way out of the depression is to start spending and doing things. ~ Henry Ford
108:Depression comes in bouts. Like boxing. Dad is in the blue corner. ~ Joe Dunthorne
109:Depression is a side effect of dying. (Almost everything is, really). ~ John Green
110:My schedule for today lists a six-hour self-accusatory depression, ~ Philip K Dick
111:My schedule for today lists a six-hour self-accusatory depression. ~ Philip K Dick
112:The opposite of play is not work—the opposite of play is depression. ~ Brene Brown
113:truth is, thinking about depression depresses the shit out of me. ~ David Levithan
114:Unlike a book or a film depression doesn’t have to be about something. ~ Matt Haig
115:Depression is a place that you have a key but you don't look for it. ~ Kevin Hearne
116:Depression is melancholy minus its charms - the animation, the fits. ~ Susan Sontag
117:Depression isn't a side effect of cancer. It's a side effect of dying. ~ John Green
118:Depression is the price we pay for our imagination and intelligence. ~ Stefan Klein
119:Isolation and loneliness are central causes of depression and despair. ~ Bell Hooks
120:Isolation and loneliness are central causes of depression and despair. ~ bell hooks
121:It is in the nest of disappointment where depression lays its eggs. ~ Chloe Thurlow
122:Sometimes I just think depression’s one way of coping with the world. ~ Ned Vizzini
123:came of age in the Great Depression, when economic despair hovered over ~ Tom Brokaw
124:Most people live somewhere on the spectrum of anxiety and depression. ~ Harold Ramis
125:The difference between conceding and accepting is depression. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
126:Anxiety and depression are the price you pay for a well-lived life. ~ George Vaillant
127:Depression is not absence of happiness. It is absence of life and of will. ~ Om Swami
128:I think other people's depression is frightfully dreary, don't you? ~ Julian Fellowes
129:It’s what depression does to a person; it changes them completely. ~ Melina Marchetta
130:So they made us smarter. The anxiety and depression were side effects. ~ Martha Wells
131:Conscious breathing is the best antidote to stress, anxiety and depression. ~ Amit Ray
132:Gentleman, you have come sixty days too late. The depression is over. ~ Herbert Hoover
133:I don't see any significant recession or depression in the offing. ~ George M Humphrey
134:Our great war is a spiritual war. Our great depression is our lives. ~ Chuck Palahniuk
135:After all, the seeds of depression cannot take root in a grateful heart. ~ Andy Andrews
136:Anxiety is depression’s good friend, and sometimes they party together ~ Amulya Malladi
137:Depression, if it's an unconsciously elected experience, is a luxury. ~ Jesse Eisenberg
138:Depression only happens to people who don't know how to be sad. ~ Gregory David Roberts
139:depression only happens to people who don’t know how to be sad. ~ Gregory David Roberts
140:Depressions may bring people closer to the church but so do funerals. ~ Clarence Darrow
141:Eating, drinking, and depression disorders are really thinking disorders. ~ Byron Katie
142:I think if there's a great depression there might be some hope. ~ Lawrence Ferlinghetti
143:Misery, depression, elation all mine, refine confinement all my design. ~ Henry Rollins
144:Nostalgia is a form of depression both for a society and an individual. ~ Abbie Hoffman
145:noise. Adding anxiety to depression is a bit like adding cocaine to alcohol. ~ Matt Haig
146:Suicide is what the death certificate says when one dies of depression. ~ Peter D Kramer
147:Badass Russians only have three emotions: revenge, depression, and vodka. ~ Larry Correia
148:Gentlemen, a depression is for capitalism like a good, cold douche. ~ Joseph A Schumpeter
149:If writing did not exist, what terrible depressions we should suffer from. ~ Sei Sh nagon
150:Perhaps depression is a perfectly natural reaction to the human condition. ~ Dov Davidoff
151:We had a threesome
You, me and my depression
Depression fucks hard ~ Benedict Smith
152:At times of the severest depression, humor is what binds people together. ~ Robert Carlyle
153:Before any great achievement, some measure of depression is very usual. ~ Charles Spurgeon
154:Depression doesn't take away your talents - it just makes them harder to find. ~ Lady Gaga
155:Depression is a very sensible reaction to just about everything we live in now. ~ Chrystos
156:Depression is very bad illness. This will be the toughest fight of my life. ~ Ricky Hatton
157:I didn't feel the Depression at all. I always had a pocketful of money. ~ Walter Annenberg
158:Out of everything the depression stole from me... I miss my books the most. ~ Frank Warren
159:The Christian's chief occupational hazards are depression and discouragement. ~ John Stott
160:unfailingly accurate and unfiltered self-perception is linked to depression. ~ Sam Sommers
161:Depression isn't a war you win. It's a battle you fight every day. ~ Shaun David Hutchinson
162:Depression isn’t a war you win. It’s a battle you fight every day. ~ Shaun David Hutchinson
163:Depression to me is urine yellow. Washed out, exhausted miles of weak piss. ~ Gillian Flynn
164:My recovery from manic depression has been an evolution, not a sudden miracle. ~ Patty Duke
165:Researchers say that marital distress raises the risk for depression tenfold! ~ Sue Johnson
166:The worst forms of depression are cured when Holy Scripture is believed. ~ Charles Spurgeon
167:depression, which can be as serious a medical affair as diabetes or cancer. ~ William Styron
168:One basic explanation for depression is that it is anger turned inward. ~ Candace R M Gorham
169:We have been systematically misinformed about what depression and anxiety are. ~ Johann Hari
170:...depression is a failure to imagine a plausible desirable future for oneself ~ Mohsin Hamid
171:depression is not a side effect of cancer. Depression is a side effect of dying. ~ John Green
172:It's almost been worth this depression to find out how little our big men know. ~ Will Rogers
173:Maybe he’s suffering from a psychotic condition? Bipolar disorder? Depression?” My ~ R S Grey
174:This, I realized, was what real depression felt like. What madness felt like. ~ Richelle Mead
175:Ben didn't want to lose money. He had had a rough time during the depression. ~ Walter Schloss
176:Depression is being colorblind and constantly told how colorful the world is. ~ Atticus Poetry
177:Depression is evil. Before you know it, it takes over and there's no escaping it. ~ E L Montes
178:Everything I learned about the Great Depression was from a college textbook. ~ Ralph Abernathy
179:Indecision leads to inaction, which leads to low energy, depression, despair. ~ George Leonard
180:Perhaps depression is caused by asking oneself too many unanswerable questions. ~ Miriam Toews
181:Depression is having a crowd of dementors live in your head twenty-four/seven. ~ Heidi Cullinan
182:I bet if you cut open my stomach, the black slug of depression would slide out. ~ Jasmine Warga
183:periodic bouts of depression. Some of these episodes were brought on by his family’s ~ Kai Bird
184:Why depression is hard to understand IT IS INVISIBLE. It is not “feeling a bit sad. ~ Matt Haig
185:Depressed people think they know themselves, but maybe they only know depression. ~ Mark Epstein
186:...depression is a failure to imagine a plausible desirable future for oneself... ~ Mohsin Hamid
187:Depression is like … when you don’t want cheese anymore. Even though it’s cheese. ~ Jenny Lawson
188:Depression scares people off. It makes me laugh that it has that kind of effect. ~ Siobhan Fahey
189:Funk, gospel, blues is all out of slavery times, out of depression, out of sorrow. ~ Nina Simone
190:I'm the only person of distinction who has ever had a depression named for him. ~ Herbert Hoover
191:I'm the only person of distinction who's ever had a depression named after him. ~ Herbert Hoover
192:They say that depression is anger you turn on yourself, and I think women do that. ~ Mary Harron
193:Depression is a reality with everyone. What’s important is the ability to move on. ~ Pawan Mishra
194:Depression is a response to past loss, and anxiety is a response to future loss. ~ Michael Pollan
195:depression is like a guest who shows up just when I’ve managed to forget about him ~ Haemin Sunim
196:I thought by masking the depression with silence, the feelings might disappear. ~ Sharon E Rainey
197:Keep yourself busy if you want to avoid depression. For me, inactivity is the enemy. ~ Matt Lucas
198:Depression is being color blind and constantly told how
colorful the world is. ~ Atticus Poetry
199:Frustration, discouragement, and depression mean you are working against yourself. ~ Jaggi Vasudev
200:one in ten adults will attempt suicide, and one in five will suffer from depression. ~ Russ Harris
201:We are a gutted generation, born in the depression and obsessed with prosperity. ~ Paddy Chayefsky
202:When depression visits
I shall hang myself
to the sound of my lover's breathing ~ Sarah Kane
203:exercise is as effective as certain medications for treating anxiety and depression. ~ John J Ratey
204:The Depression taught me what frugality means and the importance of not losing money. ~ Irving Kahn
205:When I graduated from high school, it was during the Depression and we had no money. ~ Ray Bradbury
206:both the Great Depression and World War II directly contributed to the Great Leap. ~ Robert J Gordon
207:Every experience feeds an actor, and I've learned that depression is all around us. ~ Bryan Cranston
208:It's really easy to slide into a depression fueled by the pointlessness of existence. ~ Robert Smith
209:I've never had a single moment of depression, because I know my cause will triumph. ~ Nelson Mandela
210:Pain was better than anxiety any day of the week and sweat was better than depression. ~ Sue Grafton
211:The Great War proved how confused the world is. Depression is proving it again. ~ Anne Sullivan Macy
212:We face a far greater risk of psychological depression than of economic recession. ~ Todd G Buchholz
213:Well, I never lived through the Great Depression, sometimes I feel as though I did. ~ Kasey Chambers
214:You can't quell depression by making love. But we tried. But we tried, oh, we did. ~ Yrsa Daley Ward
215:A recession is when your neighbor loses his job. A depression is when you lose yours. ~ Ronald Reagan
216:She was molten in my bed, but she also suffered depressions that were very dear to her. ~ Wells Tower
217:The 24% unemployment reached at the depths of the Great Depression was no picnic. ~ Barry Eichengreen
218:Depression is a prison to which you have the key except you never think to look for it. ~ Kevin Hearne
219:Economic depression can not be cured by legislative action or executive pronouncement ~ Herbert Hoover
220:I still believe that sketch may be a cure for low-level depression if watched regularly. ~ Amy Poehler
221:I take medication every day for mental illness and depression and don't feel bad about it. ~ Lady Gaga
222:It takes a level of creative depression to hear 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' and weep. ~ Sloane Crosley
223:What would I do without you? I'd die of stress and depression before nature killed me. ~ James Dashner
224:Anything that instills a sense of hope will at least temporarily help treat depression. ~ Irving Kirsch
225:Depression is a deep, black wave—so powerful, building from a swell and rising … rising ~ Tarryn Fisher
226:Depression isn't a disease; depression is a normal response to abnormal life experiences! ~ Johann Hari
227:Economic depression can not be cured by legislative action or executive pronouncement. ~ Herbert Hoover
228:The pain of severe depression is quite unimaginable to those who have not suffered it. ~ William Styron
229:To the deficit commission, a depression is the solution to the problem, not a problem. ~ Michael Hudson
230:Anything that tends to make us elated is inevitably going to throw us into depression. ~ Eknath Easwaran
231:As Stuart Brown says, “The opposite of play is not work—the opposite of play is depression. ~ Bren Brown
232:Every depression is a challenge to every manufacturer to put more brains into his business. ~ Henry Ford
233:she pulled herself out of depression by escaping into the other worlds books offered. ~ Elizabeth Hunter
234:Pain is always emotional. Fear and depression keep constant company with chronic hurting. ~ Siri Hustvedt
235:The American People in the Great Depression Freedom from Fear Part One DAVID M. KENNEDY ~ David M Kennedy
236:The more choices we give patients affected by depression, the better we will serve them. ~ Carlos Santana
237:But in fact, depression is not a side effect of cancer. Depression is a side effect of dying. ~ John Green
238:Depression is boring, I think and I would do better to make some soup and light up the cave. ~ Anne Sexton
239:I don’t know where to put myself. I succumb to lethargy and depression. I put things off. ~ Sabine Durrant
240:It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose yours. ~ Harry S Truman
241:The scientific evidence is clear that exercise significantly reduces depression and anxiety. ~ Johann Hari
242:This may surprise you, but there were a large number of valuable buys during the Depression. ~ Irving Kahn
243:A SIDE EFFECT OF depression is sometimes to become obsessed with the functioning of your brain. ~ Matt Haig
244:But, in fact, depression is not a side effect of cancer. Depression is a side effect of dying. ~ John Green
245:Depression comes from not accepting the way things are - and seeing no way too change them. ~ Chloe Thurlow
246:It’s a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose your own. ~ Harry Truman
247:It was impossible to sleep. Anxiety stopped me from falling asleep; depression woke me up. ~ David Walliams
248:present tense of mild depression envisages no alleviation because it feels like knowledge. ~ Andrew Solomon
249:We're in the money, the skies are sunny; old man depression, you are through, you done us wrong! ~ Al Dubin
250:Depression, in its insidious way, acts as a degenerative disease, harming nerve cells. Like ~ Peter D Kramer
251:He’d grown up with parents who’d survived the Depression. He was generous, but not deranged. ~ Jacob M Appel
252:It was paranoia and it was part of her special gift of depression, along with sadness and fear. ~ Sonali Dev
253:I used to be good friends with my depression, saying oh I'm so depressed, or life is terrible. ~ Tony Curtis
254:Jealousy. Depression. Love. They pretty much demonstrate the whole range of human emotion. ~ Brandon Stanton
255:Please don’t look at me as inspiration on how to handle depression. God, I’ve been a mess. ~ Elizabeth Reyes
256:Mania is fun. I won't lie, it's fun. But it's usually followed by a soul-crushing depression. ~ Chris Gethard
257:Processing other people’s energy is a huge, hidden cause of much anxiety and depression. ~ Catherine Carrigan
258:Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, but a good word makes it glad” (Prov. 12:25) or ~ Brian Houston
259:At best, in such depression times, monetary policy is a feeble reed on which to lean. ~ John Kenneth Galbraith
260:Contemplation of this banal maxim increased the depression that had suddenly descended on me. ~ Anthony Powell
261:Depression is your avatar telling you it's tired of being the character you're trying to play.
   ~ Jim Carrey,
262:The attitude that depression is necessary strikes me as destructive, inhuman, and victimizing. ~ David D Burns
263:There is no right or wrong way to have depression, or to have a panic attack, or to feel suicidal. ~ Matt Haig
264:This is depression, it comes when your blocking. This is expression it comes when you're rocking ~ Grace Jones
265:You have good days and bad days, and depression's something that, you know, is always with you. ~ Winona Ryder
266:creative people always suffer from depression because we're so super sensitive and special? ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
267:Happiness is the most important thing in the world, without it, you live a life of depression. ~ Marilyn Monroe
268:Her initial elation had given way to something unexpected: a heightened sadness. Even depression. ~ Mitch Albom
269:It was so dry in Saskatchewan during the Depression that the trees were chasing the dogs. ~ John Robert Colombo
270:Many an attack of depression is nothing but the expression of regret at having to be virtuous. ~ Wilhelm Stekel
271:The Bluebird of Happiness long absent from his life, Ned is visited by the Chicken of Depression. ~ Gary Larson
272:The depression brought everybody down a peg or two. And the Negroes had but few pegs to fall. ~ Langston Hughes
273:The most likely cause of a man's depression is his failure to be the man he thinks he should be ~ Frank Pittman
274:The reasons for depression are not so interesting as the way one handles it, simply to stay alive. ~ May Sarton
275:The truth is, I've always been wracked with self-loathing and terrible, paralysing depression. ~ Shirley Manson
276:What people never understand is that depression isn't about the outside; it's about the inside. ~ Jasmine Warga
277:Depression is boring, I think
and I would do better to make
some soup and light up the cave. ~ Anne Sexton
278:Depression isn't just being a bit sad. It's feeling nothing. It's not wanting to be alive anymore. ~ J K Rowling
279:Despair is a concern of the Adult, while in depression it is the Child who has the executive power. ~ Eric Berne
280:Enthusiasm is followed by disappointment and even depression, and then by renewed enthusiasm. ~ Murray Gell Mann
281:One good thing about New York is that most people function daily while in a low-grade depression. ~ Mindy Kaling
282:The depression was just a state of mind. It is over for everyone who has changed his state of mind. ~ Henry Ford
283:The panic of the Depression loosened my inhibitions against being different. I could be myself. ~ Emanuel Celler
284:The tongue is always an easily erring member. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV, Depression and Despondency,
285:When a depression comes, what should one do? Shake it off, as you shake off the dust from your feet ~ The Mother
286:Another curious thing about the slow progression out of depression: you begin to crave routine. ~ Douglas Kennedy
287:He who hasn't experienced a full depression alone and over a long period of time--he is a child. ~ Jens Bj rneboe
288:In most cases the only difference between depression and disappointment is your level of commitment. ~ Marc Maron
289:It has been said that depression is a failure to imagine a plausible desirable future for oneself, ~ Mohsin Hamid
290:It's not only the event itself, but the way we explain it to ourselves that causes depression. ~ Karen Salmansohn
291:Rapid increases in the quantity of money produce inflation. Sharp decreases produce depression. ~ Milton Friedman
292:That's what depression had wrought inside me: one, vast, barren rock garden-without the garden ~ Peter McWilliams
293:creative people always suffer from depression because we're so
super sensitive and special? ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
294:My problem is that I don't get the same exhiliration from success as I get depression from failure. ~ Steve Martin
295:There are no windows within the dark house of depression through which to see others, only mirrors. ~ Miriam Toews
296:The recurring theme which predisposes people to depression is rejection and lack of self-esteem. ~ Richard Winters
297:When we're unemployed, we're called lazy; when the whites are unemployed it's called a depression. ~ Jesse Jackson
298:You largely constructed your depression. It wasn't given to you. Therefore, you can deconstruct it. ~ Albert Ellis
299:and dangerous depths of the labyrinth that was her depression. It had prevented her from slipping ~ Gilly Macmillan
300:Art saved me; it got me through my depression and self-loathing, back to a place of innocence. ~ Jeanette Winterson
301:He wondered if this was what clinical depression felt like, a total numbness, a weary lack of hope. ~ Dennis Lehane
302:I am stronger than depression and I am braver than loneliness and nothing will ever exhaust me. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
303:I'll never forget how the depression and loneliness felt good and bad at the same time. Still does. ~ Henry Rollins
304:Impression without expression causes depression. Study without service leads to spiritual stagnation. ~ Rick Warren
305:It was good fortune to be a child during the Depression years and a youth during the war years. ~ Martin Lewis Perl
306:The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality, and my life, as I write this, is vital. ~ Andrew Solomon
307:Depression is about as close as you get to somewhere between dead and alive, and it's the worst. ~ Elizabeth Wurtzel
308:Es gibt fünf Phasen der Trauer: Verleugnung, Wut, Verhandeln, Depression und schließlich Akzeptanz. ~ Colleen Hoover
309:For some reason she couldn’t seem to grasp that depression wasn’t something you just snapped out of. ~ Emily Bleeker
310:Sadness is more or less like a head cold - with patience, it passes. Depression is like cancer. ~ Barbara Kingsolver
311:The major motivation theories by which most men live can lead them only to depression and cynicism. ~ Abraham Maslow
312:Hope grows in us, despite our moments of darkness, regardless of our regular bouts of depression. ~ Joan D Chittister
313:I imagine there's a market for total depression. I grew up on George Jones and that really dark stuff. ~ Brad Paisley
314:I think about seventy percent of my depression was my seventeenth-century warrior trying to get out. ~ Louise Erdrich
315:Loneliness, he concluded, is causing a significant amount of the depression and anxiety in our society. ~ Johann Hari
316:Nikolai's a badass Russian. Badass Russians only have three emotions: revenge, depression, and vodka. ~ Larry Correia
317:Rebuilding of the self in and after depression requires love, insight, work, and, most of all, time. ~ Andrew Solomon
318:Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression. No man is free who cannot control himself. ~ Pythagoras
319:During the Great Depression, the philosophy of grin-and-bear-it became a national coping mechanism. ~ Maureen Corrigan
320:Excessive rural credit was one of the important causes of bank failure during the Great Depression. ~ Raghuram G Rajan
321:For some reason I am one of those people who act like they were born and raised during the Depression. ~ Kirstie Alley
322:I do find working with people in the entertainment industry hard. It can cause anxiety and depression. ~ Tavi Gevinson
323:I suffered from severe depression for over a decade. My condition deteriorated steadily. I was suicidal. ~ Byron Katie
324:My films are therapy for my debilitating depression. In institutions people weave baskets. I make films. ~ Woody Allen
325:Om began to feel the acute depression that steals over every realist in the presence of an optimist. ~ Terry Pratchett
326:The formation of a herd is a significant victory and advance in the struggle against depression. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
327:But that’s the thing with depression. Sometimes there is no controlling it. Sometimes it sneaks up on you. ~ Kelly Oram
328:Depression gets you nowhere but tangled in an overgrown garden that can choke the life out of you. ~ Karen Marie Moning
329:..depression still kept guard on him, and chased after him like a shadow - or like a faithful wife. ~ Alexander Pushkin
330:Love is not an antidote of depression or loneliness, but it itself is a cause of depression and loneliness. ~ Raj Singh
331:My depression is the most faithful mistress I have known — no wonder, then, that I return the love. ~ S ren Kierkegaard
332:national panic and depression, and it had been Voss’s desire to put his personal finances on a sounder ~ M Louisa Locke
333:The worst of depression lies in a present moment that cannot escape the past it idealizes or deplores. ~ Andrew Solomon
334:Depression wasn’t an endless grey sky, it was no sky at all. I’ve got to go somewhere. I’ve got to go. It ~ Neil Hilborn
335:depression was to be feared—and he could feel it sniffing around outside his door, looking for a way in. ~ John Sandford
336:Everything was usual. That was depression: being stuck, clinging to an out-of-date version of oneself. ~ Edward St Aubyn
337:It's very important to distinguish between chemical depression that requires medication and talk therapy. ~ Jodie Foster
338:My depression is the most faithful mistress I have known -- no wonder, then, that I return the love. ~ S ren Kierkegaard
339:shame is highly correlated with addiction, violence, aggression, depression, eating disorders, and bullying ~ Bren Brown
340:Yet people still don't think depression really that bad. If they did, they wouldn't say the things they say. ~ Matt Haig
341:All your quirks and all your problems - even your depressions and your failures - that’s what makes you you. ~ Gerard Way
342:As I've gotten older, I find I am able to be nourished more by sorrow and to distinguish it from depression. ~ Robert Bly
343:Depression is a side effect of dying. (Cancer is also a side effect of dying. Almost everything is, really.) ~ John Green
344:Manic depression's touching my soul. I know what I want, but I just don't know how to go about getting it. ~ Jimi Hendrix
345:Rumination can also make the depression stronger by creating conditions that are, well, more depressing. ~ Daniel Goleman
346:Grief is depression in proportion to circumstance; depression is grief out of proportion to circumstance. ~ Andrew Solomon
347:In religious circles, depression is often deemed to be a spiritual condition that can be cured with prayer. ~ Tony Campolo
348:Ten cures for depression are to go out and do something for someone else and repeat it nine times. ~ Martin Luther King Jr
349:Underneath he has on jeans and a baggy beige jumper that’s twenty quids’ worth of knitted depression. “Let’s ~ Tana French
350:Whatever their occupation, almost all organization people feel their particular job is depression-proof. ~ William H Whyte
351:I have deep feelings of depression... What can I do about this?'
'Snap out of it! Five cents, please. ~ Charles M Schulz
352:Music can lift us out of depression or move us to tears - it is a remedy, a tonic, orange juice for the ear. ~ Oliver Sacks
353:People with depression have something very valuable to teach us... how to live when it doesn't ever feel good. ~ Kay Warren
354:Consistent failure to attain goals throughout life results in defeatism, low self-esteem or depression. ~ Theodore Kaczynski
355:That terrible mood of depression of whether it's any good or not is what is known as The Artist's Reward. ~ Ernest Hemingway
356:The more you become a connoisseur of gratitude, the less you are a victim of resentment, depression, and despair. ~ Sam Keen
357:The World Health Organization has recognized acupuncture as effective in treating mild to moderate depression. ~ Andrew Weil
358:To be able to hear our own feelings and needs and to empathize with them can free us from depression. ~ Marshall B Rosenberg
359:depression generally involves a problem with how the thinking and feeling circuits in the brain get out of whack. ~ Alex Korb
360:Existential depression has always annoyed me; it is one of the world's most pointless forms of suffering. ~ Eliezer Yudkowsky
361:I was so scared to give up depression, fearing that somehow the worst part of me was actually all of me. ~ Elizabeth Wurtzel
362:Poverty entails fear and stress and sometimes depression. It means a thousand petty humiliations and hardships. ~ J K Rowling
363:Stop putting it off! Procrastination breeds guilt, guilt breeds depression, and depression breeds failure. ~ Barbara Corcoran
364:abnormal levels of norepinephrine were associated with depression, and of dopamine with schizophrenia, ~ Bessel A van der Kolk
365:And this of course, was the simplest definition of depression that he knew of: strongly disliking yourself. ~ Jonathan Franzen
366:For some, especially young people, irritability is a more prominent experience than sadness in depression. ~ J Mark G Williams
367:I'm not a stranger to depression and desperation. I can be kind of tortured but I do like to have a lot of fun. ~ Brett Gelman
368:Maybe this is the ideal remedy for depression: a gun that can read your mind and is forever pointed at your head. ~ Hugh Howey
369:My habitual mood of humiliation, self-doubt, forlorn depression, fell damp on the embers of my decaying ire. ~ Charlotte Bront
370:Our generation has had no Great Depression, no Great War. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives. ~ Chuck Palahniuk
371:Our Generation has had no Great war, no Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives. ~ Chuck Palahniuk
372:So much depression is down to people not doing what they want to with their lives and suffering because of it. I ~ Marisa Peer
373:So the fact that this book exists is proof that depression lies. Depression makes you think things that are wrong. ~ Matt Haig
374:The intermittent depression that had shadowed him throughout his adult life was about to envelop him once again. ~ Erik Larson
375:There is a strange depression that hangs over every little town that is no longer in the mainstream of life. ~ Margaret Craven
376:the symptoms of depression cause depression. Loneliness is depressing, but depression also causes loneliness. ~ Andrew Solomon
377:Whatever our frame of mind, whether ecstasy or depression, David has exactly described our emotions. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
378:All depression has its roots in self-pity, and all self-pity is rooted in people taking themselves too seriously. ~ Tom Robbins
379:Depression is a side effect of dying. (Cancer
is also a side effect of dying. Almost
everything is, really.) ~ John Green
380:Depression is not generalized pessimism, but pessimism specific to the effects of one's own skilled action. ~ Robert M Sapolsky
381:[Depression is] useful for stripping off ways of getting through life that prevent you from having to think. ~ Margaret Drabble
382:Perfectionism hampers success. In fact, it’s often the path to depression, anxiety, addiction, and life-paralysis. ~ Bren Brown
383:Rebuilding of the self in and after depression requires love, insight, work, and, most of all, time. Diagnosis ~ Andrew Solomon
384:The intermittent depression that had shadowed him throughout his adult life was about to envelop him once again. ~ Erik Larson
385:We have the worst revival of an economy since the Great Depression. And believe me: We're in a bubble right now. ~ Donald Trump
386:Dealing with depression isn't about trying to run away from the feeling; it's about learning to walk alongside it. ~ Hannah Hart
387:My depression was mild, and I could treat it by myself and pick myself up again. But some people aren't that lucky. ~ David Haye
388:One friend told me that she always knew her depression was lifting when she felt her sense of time expanding again ~ Johann Hari
389:The simple solution for disappointment depression Get up and get moving. Physically move. Do. Act. Get going. ~ Peter McWilliams
390:tragic and painful state of being separated from his true self, to which doctors refer offhandedly as depression. ~ Alice Miller are my Lady of Shalott lost in a dream of isolation - I care too much for you - I romanticize depression... ~ John Geddes
392:Actually travel is the opposite of depression. Depression is a curling inward, and travel is an opening outward. ~ Andrew Solomon
393:Common issues in low-income families include depression, chemical dependence, and hectic work schedules—all factors ~ Eric Jensen
394:Depression is when you think there's nothing to be done. Fortunately I always think there's something to be done. ~ Siri Hustvedt
395:Depression: the healthy suspicion that modern life has no meaning and that modern society is absurd and alienating. ~ Neel Burton
396:it is a very common root cause of depression, which can then lead to a host of other problems such as addictions. ~ Stephen Guise
397:Our Generation has had no Great war, no Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives.
   ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
398:The artist's personality, built upon strong desires and compassionate vision, is by its nature prone to depression. ~ Eric Maisel
399:Attaching meaning to a depression allows an emotional participation which unblocks the flow of psychic energy. ~ M. Esther Harding
400:Depression is our way of telling ourselves that something is seriously wrong and needs working through and changing. ~ Neel Burton
401:I've had some dark nights of the soul, of course, but giving in to depression would be a sellout, a defeat. ~ Christopher Hitchens
402:Stigma is particularly cruel for depressives, because stigma affects thoughts and depression is a disease of thoughts. ~ Matt Haig
403:As affluence and urbanization rise in a society, rates of depression and suicide tend to go up rather than down. ~ Sebastian Junger
404:But, in fact, depression is not a side effect of cancer. Depression is a side effect of dying. - Hazel Grace Lancaster ~ John Green
405:Depression and despair accompanied the physical symptoms, and before the end “death is seen seated on the face. ~ Barbara W Tuchman
406:I love new clothes. If everyone could just wear new clothes everyday, I reckon depression wouldn’t exist anymore. ~ Sophie Kinsella
407:It is not the imperative only to belong to oneself, but the pressure to achieve that causes exhaustive depression. ~ Byung Chul Han
408:To wage war on depression is to fight against oneself, and it is important to know that in advance of the battles. ~ Andrew Solomon
409:A terrible depression yesterday. Visions of my life petering out into a kind of soft-brained stupor from lack of use. ~ Sylvia Plath
410:If you're fighting moodiness and depression you don't want to hang around a bunch of other moody and depressed people. ~ Joyce Meyer
411:Manic-depression is a disease that both kills and gives life. Fire, by its nature, both creates and destroys. ~ Kay Redfield Jamison
412:No man bears more responsibility for the present worldwide financial crisis and coming depression than Alan Greenspan. ~ Bill Bonner
413:Non-expectation and acceptance. Because expectation leads to resentment and depression, so I have no expectations. ~ Anthony Hopkins
414:An annoying thing about depression is that thinking about life is inevitable. Depression makes thinkers out of all of us. ~ Matt Haig
415:Depression means self-loathing, self-disgust, and the kind of emotional numbness that feels like psychic death. ~ William Deresiewicz
416:Philip Martin has written a wise, compassionate, and nurturing guide through the self-oppression of depression. ~ Harold H Bloomfield
417:she realized what she’d really been doing was giving in to the kind of depression that would’ve probably killed her. ~ Tamara Monteau
418:The depression was there, some hereditary sickness of the brain, and it swamped her like quicksand whenever it wanted to. ~ Toby Neal
419:We are stripped bare by the curse of plenty. [Referring to the theory that over-production caused the Depression] ~ Winston Churchill
420:You probably don't remember that, do you? Depression has a way of vaporizing big parts of your memory. Important parts. ~ Drew Magary
421:A lot of people have so many issues like depression, obesity or chronic illness that has to do with gut health. ~ Rachele Brooke Smith
422:And an inky-colored despair of rejection enveloped me like the black tortilla of depression around a pain burrito. ~ Christopher Moore
423:Bernanke has cultivated this idea that he is a brilliant scholar of The Great Depression, but that’s not true at all. ~ David Stockman
424:The only reason I've shared my story is to take that tiny baby step of breaking down the stigma attached to depression. ~ Clara Hughes
425:Until you've experienced depression, or a form of depression, you can't ever really know how strongly it controls you. ~ Kathryn Perez
426:Depression is the ultimate state of disconnection, not just between people but between one's mind and one's feelings. ~ Parker J Palmer
427:It is regrettable that people think about our monetary system, and of our economic structure, only in times of depression. ~ Henry Ford
428:Look at the simplicity of the Truth with a straight and simple gaze. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV, Depression and Despondency,
429:She has been excessively cheery. In a white Anglo-Saxon Protestant, that is always a sign of a fairly severe depression. ~ Susan Isaacs
430:The insane pursuit of the holy grail of a balanced budget in the end is going to drive the economy into a depression. ~ William Vickrey
431:By virtue of depression, we recall those misdeeds we buried in the depths of our memory. Depression exhumes our shames. ~ Emile M Cioran
432:Depression on my left, Loneliness on my right. They don't need to show me thier badges. I know these guys very well. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
433:Depression was what happened to Americans, with their self-absolving need to turn everything into an illness. ~ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
434:I'm constantly having doubts and moments of depression and then excitement and then back into the slough of despond. ~ Jeffrey Eugenides
435:In one sense, depression can feel even worse than cancer, because most cancer patients feel hope as well as self-esteem. ~ David D Burns
436:I once read that more millionaires per capita were created during the Great Depression than at any other time in history. ~ Harry S Dent
437:I will do my best to dodge tonight's depression Hide in sleep Damage myself in dreams Wake up older, slightly more used. ~ Henry Rollins
438:Living faith is above circumstances; no delays can discourage it, no loss of friends or depression in trade can touch it. ~ Rees Howells
439:The Lord created depression to test our resolve, to forge strength and faith. It was not meant to be cured with a pill. ~ Tony Bertauski
440:weltschmerz: its the depression you feel when the world as it is does not line up with the world as you think it should be. ~ John Green
441:weltschmerz. it's the depression you feel when the world as it is does not line up with the world as you think it should be ~ John Green
442:A depression is always unreasonable as it leads nowhere. It is the most subtle enemy of the Yoga.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
443:Anger, depression, guilt, and shame are the product of the thinking that is at the base of violence on our planet. ~ Marshall B Rosenberg
444:I think that most human beings go through some sort of depression in their life. And if they don't, I think that's weird. ~ Kirsten Dunst
445:Maybe depression is the most reasonable response to all the crap around us. Maybe it's the happy people who need medication. ~ Marc Maron
446:The stunning thing was that loneliness is not merely the result of depression,” he told me. “Indeed—it leads to depression. ~ Johann Hari
447:When we get waylaid from our walk with God by busyness, depression, family problems, or worse, God does not abandon us. ~ Brennan Manning
448:Annual per capita sugar consumption in the depth of the Great Depression was sixteen pounds higher than it had been in 1920. ~ Gary Taubes
449:Even in the worst depression, 25% of businesses are booming - in your industry find out what they’re doing and do it. ~ Mark Victor Hansen
450:Like alcoholism, depression is a lifelong condition that can be cured only by a deliberate effort to change our selves. ~ Richard O Connor
451:It was pretty rocky last month but I didn’t want to depress you with my depressions. I lack contentment. No. I lack a mother. ~ Anne Sexton
452:Jens Bjorneboe wrote that “he who hasn’t experienced a full depression alone and over a long period of time—he is a child. ~ Thomas Ligotti
453:The next day I woke up in a sullen simmer, as if sleep had catalyzed my depression into a general state of pissed-offedness. ~ Lisa Kleypas
454:World War II ended the Great Depression with one of the great public-private industrial collaborations in the history of man. ~ Jon Meacham
455:You are no more at fault for having depression than if you had asthma, diabetes, heart disease, or any other illness. ~ Harold H Bloomfield
456:EMDR, in which EMDR had better long-term results than Prozac in treating depression, at least in adult onset trauma. ~ Bessel A van der Kolk
457:I never thought getting older would be so great. But when it comes to depression, I have experienced less the older I've gotten. ~ Amy Grant
458:The weird thing about depression is that, even though you might have more suicidal thoughts, the fear of death remains the same. ~ Matt Haig
459:You see, I'm not mad, I suffer from depression. It's not like ordinary misery. It's like dying of boredom. It's black. ~ Iris Murdoch
460:Anyone who has actually been that sad can tell you that there's nothing beautiful or literary or mysterious about depression. ~ Jasmine Warga
461:As we consider the causes of depression, those of us in the church must face the ways we might be responsible for creating it. ~ Tony Campolo
462:Depression is the sickness of a society that suffers from excessive positivity. It reflects a humanity waging war on itself. ~ Byung Chul Han
463:Depression years come back to me now as the happy times, even though we were all struggling. We were happy and didn't know it. ~ Fannie Flagg
464:I'm in denial in its lesser state. It will take me a second. People around me will notice my mania first. And, my depression. ~ Carrie Fisher
465:Se volete sapere che aspetto abbia la depressione, tutto ciò che dovete fare è guardare negli occhi una persona depressa. ~ Christina Dalcher
466:The Great Depression." What better way to control a free society than to take away their ability to buy, save, and grow? ~ Donald Allen Kirch
467:This was my first hint of the truism that depression is anger turned inward; thus women are twice as likely to be depressed. ~ Gloria Steinem
468:To evade insanity and depression, we unconsciously limit the number of people toward whom we are sincerely sympathetic. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana
469:When blacks are unemployed, they are considered lazy and apathetic. When whites are unemployed, it's considered a depression. ~ Jesse Jackson
470:You can turn a tendency toward a downward spiral of depression and anxiety into an upward spiral of joy and clarity in your life. ~ Alex Korb
471:Brown argues that play is not an option. In fact he writes, “The opposite of play is not work—the opposite of play is depression. ~ Bren Brown
472:For those wondering how to deal with anxiety and depression, the first thing to consider is what you're putting into your mouth. ~ John Cleese
473:Pain and suffering are necessary results of the Ignorance in which we live. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV, Depression and Despondency,
474:Recession is when your neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours. And recovery is when Jimmy Carter loses his. ~ Ronald Reagan
475:Studies conducted around the world have shown a close correlation between materialist values, depression, and substance abuse. ~ Jeremy Rifkin
476:the symptoms of depression, despair or melancholy, and lethargy were considered by the Church the sin of accidia or sloth. ~ Barbara W Tuchman
477:The true opposite of depression is not gaiety or absence of pain, but vitality: the freedom to experience spontaneous feelings. ~ Alice Miller
478:We fall. We get back up. We kick. We push. Again and again. Because the joy of success is greater than the depression of failure. ~ Jay McLean
479:What got us out of the depression was capitalism, and we would have gotten out a lot quicker had the government not intervened. ~ Peter Schiff
480:[H]e could feel his unshakable enemy, depression, blooming in him like a pernicious flower that could never quite be ripped out. ~ Andrea Speed
481:I wanted to tell people, "My depression is acting up today" as an excuse for not seeing them, but I never managed to pull it off. ~ Ned Vizzini
482:Raised by an irresponsible mother during the Great Depression in the Jim Crow south, my father was on his own from the age of 13. ~ Larry Elder
483:Sometimes, I get so consumed by depression that it is hard to believe that the whole world doesn't stop and suffer with me. ~ Elizabeth Wurtzel
484:Annual per capita sugar consumption in the depth of the Great Depression was sixteen pounds higher than it had been in 1920. Candy ~ Gary Taubes
485:Depression, I have argued, stems partly from an overcommitment to the self and an undercommitment to the common good. This ~ Martin E P Seligman
486:Depression is a grim and blinding curse: you can’t see outside it. You can’t see hope, or love, or how spring will follow winter. ~ Nicci French
487:Boredom is a blessing when it leads you to wisdom. And boredom is a curse when it leads you to frustration and depression. ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
488:happiness level is entirely in your hands, that your “unhappy genes” do not doom you to unhappiness or, worse, to depression. ~ Sonja Lyubomirsky
489:Hopelessness is the root of anxiety, mental illness, and depression. It is the source of all misery and the cause of all addiction. ~ Mark Manson
490:If we admit our depression openly and freely, those around us get from it an experience of freedom rather than the depression itself. ~ Rollo May
491:In Britain, doctors now use exercise as a first-line treatment for depression, but it’s vastly underutilized in the United States, ~ John J Ratey
492:I've had a tremendous problem with depression in my life. I'd rather not talk about it, because it's over. But depression is real. ~ Henri Nouwen
493:I will do my best to dodge tonight's depression
Hide in sleep
Damage myself in dreams
Wake up older, slightly more used. ~ Henry Rollins
494:My manic depression was ravaging my life, but because nobody could see it, many people thought it was a figment of my imagination. ~ Andy Behrman
495:Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity. ~ Socrates
496:Repentance even helps provided it does not bring discouragement or depression. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV, Depression and Despondency,
497:The first thing I had to start with was, you know, we don't have a war. We don't have a depression, we don't have a Cold War. ~ William J Clinton
498:The new law will create inflation whenever the trusts want inflation. From now on depressions will be scientifically created. ~ Charles Lindbergh
499:The research that my colleagues and I have done suggests that, not surprisingly, maximizers are prime candidates for depression. ~ Barry Schwartz
500:A lazy part of us is like a tumbleweed. It doesn’t move on its own. Sometimes it takes A lot of Depression to get tumbleweeds moving. ~ Robert Bly


  164 Integral Yoga
   12 Fiction
   10 Poetry
   9 Occultism
   8 Psychology
   6 Philosophy
   4 Education
   2 Theosophy
   1 Yoga
   1 Sufism
   1 Mysticism

  152 Sri Aurobindo
   35 The Mother
   12 H P Lovecraft
   11 Satprem
   9 A B Purani
   5 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   4 Jordan Peterson
   4 Carl Jung
   3 Walt Whitman
   3 Sri Ramana Maharshi
   2 William Wordsworth
   2 Plato
   2 Friedrich Nietzsche
   2 Alice Bailey
   2 Aleister Crowley

   79 Record of Yoga
   27 Letters On Yoga IV
   13 Letters On Yoga II
   12 Lovecraft - Poems
   9 Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo
   8 The Mother With Letters On The Mother
   7 The Synthesis Of Yoga
   7 Questions And Answers 1950-1951
   6 Letters On Yoga III
   5 Letters On Yoga I
   4 Maps of Meaning
   3 The Life Divine
   3 Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness
   3 Some Answers From The Mother
   3 Questions And Answers 1929-1931
   3 On Education
   2 Wordsworth - Poems
   2 Words Of The Mother II
   2 Whitman - Poems
   2 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   2 The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious
   2 Talks
   2 Questions And Answers 1956
   2 Questions And Answers 1954
   2 Questions And Answers 1953
   2 On Thoughts And Aphorisms
   2 Essays In Philosophy And Yoga
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 07
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03
   2 A Treatise on Cosmic Fire
   2 Agenda Vol 03
   2 Agenda Vol 01

0.02 - The Three Steps of Nature, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  She has harmonised the bodily life with the material mind, she is harmonising it with the play of the intellectual mentality; for that, although it tends to a depression of the full animal and vital vigour, need not produce active disturbances. And she is shooting yet beyond in the attempt to reach a still higher level.

0.03 - Letters to My little smile, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  My dear little child,
  You must not accept depression, never, and still less these
  suggestions, so stupid and false, that I could ask you to go away!
  How then can I continue my practice of writing to
  You in this state of depression and discontent?
  But I don’t blame You for this; it is me — I don’t
  Be careful, child, do not open the door to depression, discouragement and revolt — this leads far, far away from consciousness and makes you sink into the depths of obscurity
  Psychological diseases are diseases of the thoughts and feelings,
  such as depression, revolt, sadness, etc. Physical diseases are
  those of the body.

0.05 - Letters to a Child, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  nor the sea; everything is full of the divine Presence and is only
  too glad to speak of it to you. Shake off this childish depression
  and contemplate the Sun that is rising in your heart!
  by exercise. You must exercise your will to be patient and your
  energy to reject depression. I am always near you to help you
  with all my love.
  The most important [thing] is a steady, quiet endurance that
  does not allow any upsetting or depression to interfere with your
  progress. The sincerity of the aspiration is the assurance of the
  There is a depression. And most often I feel that my
  mind is tired. I don’t know why. Today, my vital too is

0.06 - Letters to a Young Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  If I could detach myself entirely from this outer world,
  if I could be quite alone, I would master this depression
  which I cannot shake off.

03.02 - Yogic Initiation and Aptitude, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   In a general way we may perhaps say, without gross error, that every man has the right to become a poet, a scientist or a politician. But when the question rises in respect of a particular person, then it has to be seen whether that person has a natural ability, an inherent tendency or aptitude for the special training so necessary for the end in view. One cannot, at will, develop into a poet by sheer effort or culture. He alone can be a poet who is to the manner born. The same is true also of the spiritual life. But in this case, there is something more to take into account. If you enter the spiritual path, often, whether you will or not, you come in touch with hidden powers, supra-sensible forces, beings of other worlds and you do not know how to deal with them. You raise ghosts and spirits, demons and godsFrankenstein monsters that are easily called up but not so easily laid. You break down under their impact, unless your adhr has already been prepared, purified and streng thened. Now, in secular matters, when, for example, you have the ambition to be a poet, you can try and fail, fail with impunity. But if you undertake the spiritual life and fail, then you lose both here and hereafter. That is why the Vedic Rishis used to say that the ear then vessel meant to hold the Soma must be properly baked and made perfectly sound. It was for this reason again that among the ancients, in all climes and in all disciplines, definite rules and regulations were laid down to test the aptitude or fitness of an aspirant. These tests were of different kinds, varying according to the age, the country and the Path followedfrom the capacity for gross physical labour to that for subtle perception. A familiar instance of such a test is found in the story of the aspirant who was asked again and again, for years together, by his Teacher to go and graze cows. A modern mind stares at the irrelevancy of the procedure; for what on earth, he would question, has spiritual sadhana to do with cow-grazing? In defence we need not go into any esoteric significance, but simply suggest that this was perhaps a test for obedience and endurance. These two are fundamental and indispensable conditions in sadhana; without them there is no spiritual practice, one cannot advance a step. It is absolutely necessary that one should carry out the directions of the Guru without question or complaint, with full happiness and alacrity: even if there comes no immediate gain one must continue with the same zeal, not giving way to impatience or depression. In ancient Egypt among certain religious orders there was another kind of test. The aspirant was kept confined in a solitary room, sitting in front of a design or diagram, a mystic symbol (cakra) drawn on the wall. He had to concentrate and meditate on that figure hour after hour, day after day till he could discover its meaning. If he failed he was declared unfit.

03.03 - Arjuna or the Ideal Disciple, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   All this, however, is not to say that Arjuna was in his external human nature, built of an inferior stuff; indeed, even from the human and profane standpoint Arjuna's was a heroic nature, if ever there was one. Still what one remarks in him is his representative character, that is to say, he is an average man, only the strengths and weaknesses are perhaps stressed and intensified in him. He is a hero, to be surewe must remember also the other condition that a spiritual aspirant is to fulfil, nyamtmbalahinena labhyaha2 but that did not immune him to the normal reactions of a normal man; on the contrary, the reactions were especially strong and violent, necessary indeed to bring out the whole implication of a spiritual crisis. Arjuna's doubts and depression, misgivings and questionings (Vishada Yoga) are what more or less every aspirant has to pass through when he arrives at the crucial point of his soul's journey and has either to choose the higher curve or follow the vicious circle. And at this threshold of the spiritual journey what is required of the true aspirant, the ideal disciple, is the resolution to face the situation, to go through to the end at the comm and and under the loving guidance of the Master. On this line Arjuna stands for us all and shows, by his example how we can take courage and march out of the inferior nature into the peace and light and power of the higher divine nature.

1.00c - DIVISION C - THE ETHERIC BODY AND PRANA, #A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, #Alice Bailey, #Occultism
  These three centres are in the form that all centres take, of saucer-like depressions, resembling somewhat the appearance of small whirlpools, and which draw within their sphere of influence the currents that come their way.

1.00e - DIVISION E - MOTION ON THE PHYSICAL AND ASTRAL PLANES, #A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, #Alice Bailey, #Occultism
  4. Absorption, through that expression which is seen in all whirling spheres of atomic matter at whichever surface in the sphere corresponds to the point called in a planet the North Pole. Some idea of the intention that I seek to convey may be grasped by a study of the atom as portrayed in Babbitt's "Principles of Light and Colour," and later in Mrs. Besant's "Occult Chemistry." This depression is produced by radiations which proceed counter to the rotations of the sphere and pass down from the north southwards to a midway point. From there they tend to increase the latent heat, to produce added momentum and to give specific quality according to the source from which the radiation comes. This absorption of extra-spheroidal emanation is the secret of the dependence of one sphere upon another, and has its correspondence in the cycling of a ray through any plane sphere. Every atom, though termed spheroidal, is more accurately a sphere slightly depressed at one location, [156] that location being the place through which flows the force which animates the matter of the sphere. This is true of all spheres, from the solar down to the atom of matter that we call the cell in the body physical. Through the depression in the physical atom flows the vitalising force from without. Every atom is both positive and negative; it is receptive or negative where the inflowing force is concerned, and positive or radiatory where its own emanations are concerned, and in connection with its effect upon its environment.
  3. The circle divided into two. This marks the active rotation and the beginning of the mobility of the atom of matter, and produces the subsequent extension of the influence of the positive point within the atom of matter till its sphere of influence extends from the centre to the periphery. At the point where it touches the periphery it contacts the influence of the atoms in its environment; radiation is set up and the point of depression makes its appearance, marking the inflow and outflow of force or heat.
  1. The circle. At this stage the centre is seen simply as a saucer-like depression (as Mr. C. W. Leadbeater expresses it) of dimly glowing fire, a fire diffused throughout but of no real intensity. The wheel rotates slowly, but so slowly as to be almost inappreciable. This corresponds to the little developed stage, and to the early Lemurian root-race, and to that period wherein man was simply animal; all that was being formed was a field for the appearance of the spark of mind.
  2. The circle with the point in the centre. The centre is here seen with a point of glowing fire in the middle of the saucer-like depression, and the rotation becomes more rapid. This corresponds to the stage wherein mind is beginning to be felt and thus to later Lemurian days.

1.00 - Gospel, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  Suresh Mitra, a beloved disciple whom the Master often addressed as Surendra, had received an English education and held an important post in an English firm. Like many other educated young men of the time, he prided himself on his atheism and led a Bohemian life. He was addicted to drinking. He cherished an exaggerated notion about man's free will. A victim of mental depression, he was brought to Sri Ramakrishna by Rmchandra Dutta. When he heard the Master asking a disciple to practise the virtue of self-surrender to God, he was impressed. But though he tried thenceforth to do so, he was unable to give up his old associates and his drinking. One day the Master said in his presence, "Well, when a man goes to an undesirable place, why doesn't he take the Divine Mother with him?" And to Surendra himself Sri Ramakrishna said: "Why should you drink wine as wine? Offer it to Kli, and then take it as Her Prasd, as consecrated drink. But see that you don't, become intoxicated; you must not reel and your thoughts must not wander. At first you will feel ordinary excitement, but soon you will experience spiritual exaltation." Gradually Surendra's entire life was changed. The Master designated him as one of those commissioned by the Divine Mother to defray a great part of his expenses. Surendra's purse was always open for the Master's comfort.

1.00 - Gospel Preface, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  An appropriate allusion indeed! Bhagavata, the great scripture that has given the word of Sri Krishna to mankind, was composed by the Sage Vysa under similar circumstances. When caught up in a mood of depression like that of M, Vysa was advised by the sage Nrada that he would gain peace of mind only qn composing a work exclusively devoted to the depiction of the Lord's glorious attri butes and His teachings on Knowledge and Devotion, and the result was that the world got from Vysa the invaluable gift of the Bhagavata Purana depicting the life and teachings of Sri Krishna.
  From the mental depression of the modem Vysa, the world has obtained the Kathmrita (Bengali Edition) the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna in English.

1.01 - Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious, #The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  disguises, playing all kinds of tricks on us, causing happy and
  unhappy delusions, depressions and ecstasies, outbursts of af-
  fect, etc. Even in a state of reasonable introjection the nixie

1.01 - Necessity for knowledge of the whole human being for a genuine education., #The Essentials of Education, #unset, #Philosophy
  We might even be able to explain widespread cultural patholo- gies in this way. Why is it that nervous diseases such as depression are so widespread today? You might be thinking Im trying to con- vince you that when the current generation of neuras thenic adults was being educated the whole teaching profession was phlegmatic! I tell you that it did consist of phlegmaticsnot in the usual sense of the word, but in a much deeper sense. Were speaking of the historical period of the nineteenth century when materialism rose. The materialistic worldview turns away from the human being, and develops a monstrous indifference in the teacher toward the most intimate movements of the souls of those being educated.

1.01 - The Science of Living, #On Education, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Here we must mention the discipline of the vital. The vital being in us is the seat of impulses and
  desires, of enthusiasm and violence, of dynamic energy and desperate depressions, of passions and revolts. It can
  set everything in motion, build and realise; but it can also destroy and mar everything. Thus it may be the most
  goes on strike. Its energy disappears more or less completely and in its place leaves disgust for people and things,
  discouragement or revolt, depression and dissatisfaction. At such moments it is good to remain quiet and refuse to
  act; for these are the times when one does stupid things and in a few moments one can destroy or spoil the progress

1.02 - BEFORE THE CITY-GATE, #Faust, #Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, #Biology
  Why, therefore, yield to such depression?
  A good man does his honest share

1.02 - MAPS OF MEANING - THREE LEVELS OF ANALYSIS, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  heightened comparative activation of the left frontal cortex. Negative states of affect (like those occuring in
  chronic depression), by contrast, are accompanied by heightened activation of the right frontal
  hemisphere.149 Substantial additional evidence exists to support this general claim. To put it most
  The domain of chaos which is where what to do has not yet been specified is a place characterized by
  the presence of potent emotions, discouragement, depression, fear; a place characterized by rootlessness,
  loss and disorientation. It is the affective aspect of chaos that constitutes what is most clearly known about

1.038 - Impediments in Concentration and Meditation, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  At a particular stage in the practice we get severed from the centres of our pleasure; and nothing can be worse than this. This severing of oneself from the centres of pleasure can happen either due to a deliberate withdrawal of oneself effected by physical sequestration, deep concentration, etc., or it may be due to a reaction of the practice of meditation. Whatever be the cause, this effect may follow that which we liked or loved and regarded as worthwhile in life may leave us; and if the cause of this event is not known, the difficulty or the pain felt is much more. If I attack you, and if you know why I am attacking you, the sorrow that you feel is a little less than when you do not know why I have attacked you. If suddenly I come and attack you and you do not know why, you become more agonised than when you know the reason behind it. Even though you are not pleased with my attitude, at least this feeling of agony is mitigated by the knowledge of the cause thereof. But if the cause is not known, it is still worse. You do not know what is happening or why this sudden attack has taken place. Oftentimes we may be in a state of depression without knowing the cause thereof, and here the danger is obvious because at this point we are kept in a state of suspense, and a state of suspense is not a good condition because it can take any side. A person who is neutral is capable of taking either the right side or the left side, if the chance comes or the time for it comes.
  Duhkha and daurmanasya sorrow and depression in the mind can be due to a memory in the mind of having lost everything pleasurable in life. This memory can come after years and years of practice. The memory need not come immediately. After fifteen, twenty years of meditation we may remember, "After all, I have lost all the goods of life. I am a miserable person." This condition can supervene due to the memory of having lost the centres of satisfaction in life. Or there can be a writhing of spirit from within due to the pressure of Reality itself, though our meditation has been correct and in the right direction, and this requires that the external centres of pleasure be isolated from the spiritual ideal that is before it, because the centres of pleasure, whatever they be, are ultimately irreconcilable with the ideal of meditation.

1.03 - APPRENTICESHIP AND ENCULTURATION - ADOPTION OF A SHARED MAP, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  structure to uncertain being. It is the group, initially in parental guise, that stands between the child and
  certain psychological catastrophe. The depression, anxiety and physical breakdown that is characteristic of
  early childhood separation from parents is the result of exposure to too much unknown and incorporation
  to expansion of independence, to potential for individual strength and ability.362 The absence of such regard
  means failure to thrive means depression and intrapsychic damage, even death.363
  The maturing individual necessarily (tragically, heroically) expands past the domain of paradisaic

1.04 - THE APPEARANCE OF ANOMALY - CHALLENGE TO THE SHARED MAP, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  The more basic the level, the more that assumption is shared by virtually every conceivable fantasy. The
  more basic the level undermined, the more anxiety and depression [and other motivation particularly (and
  non-evidently) hope] released from containment; the more behavioral adaptation cast into disrepute the
  serious consideration to anothers viewpoint means to risk exposure to indeterminate uncertainty to risk a
  rise in existential anxiety, pain and depression; to experience temporally indeterminate affective, imagistic
  and cognitive chaos. It is much more likely, in consequence, that a foreign viewpoint will appear evil, or
  A creative illness succeeds a period of intense preoccupation with an idea and search for a certain truth.
  It is a polymorphous condition that can take the shape of depression, neurosis, psychosomatic ailments,
  or even psychosis. Whatever the symptoms, they are felt as painful, if not agonizing, by the subject, with
  not infrequently appear as intolerable, in and of themselves (in the state of anxiety and pain characterized
  by severe grief or depression, for example). From this perspective, the state of non-being (equivalent to
  identity with precosmogonic chaos) is the absence of all possibility of suffering. In the state of ideation

1.05 - THE HOSTILE BROTHERS - ARCHETYPES OF RESPONSE TO THE UNKNOWN, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  labor and subjugation. In consequence, he has been rendered vulnerable to his worst fears, his most chaotic
  psychological states, and his most severe depressions:
  Here is how it was with many others, not just with me. Our initial, first prison sky consisted of black
  fundamental import to undermine faith in previous identification, to demonstrate the incomplete, or even
  corrupt, nature of previous status, to foster anxiety, depression, and desire, often realized, for dissolution
  and death. How could such a threat be countered?
  Failure to initiate and/or successfully complete the process of secondary maturation heightens risk for
  intrapsychic and social decadence, and consequent experiential chaos, depression and anxiety (including
  suicidal ideation), or enhances tendency towards fanaticism, and consequent intrapsychic and group
  however and desirable that leads us to define dominance by that state as disordered. The same might
  be said for depression, for schizophrenia, for personality-disorders, etc., etc. Lurking in the background is
  an implicit (that is, unconscious) ideal, against which all insufficient present states are necessarily
  belief that the magic power of the king, his ability to renew his subjects and the land, decreases with age.
  Subjection to (intrapsychic and/or social) tyranny inevitably promotes stagnation and depression,
  dissolution. Nonetheless, challenge presented to the prevailing spirit of the times means the removal of
  humanity war without subjection to a higher-order power. The alchemists described this stage of their
  opus as the nigredo, or blackness a condition we would associate with depression, psychological chaos,
  uncertainty, impulsivity, and anxiety.
  has collapsed. Such a reversion places the individual in a state characterized by great uncertainty,
  frustration, depression and turmoil.
  flourish. Collapse of faith in the value hierarchy or, more dangerously collapse of faith in the idea of
  such hierarchies brings about severe depression, intrapsychic chaos, and re-emergence of existential
  anticipated future outcomes following damage to prefrontal cortex. Cerebral Cortex, 6, 215-225.
  Beck, A. (1979). Cognitive therapy of depression. New York: Guilford Press.
  Becker, E. (1973). The denial of death. New York: The Free Press.
  Watkins, P.C., Vache, K., Verney, S.P., & Mathews, A. (1996). Unconscious mood-congruent memory bias
  in depression. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 105, 34-41.
  Wechsler, D. (1981). Wechsler adult intelligence scale-Revised. San Antonio: The Psychological
  an aggregation of synonyms [Jung, C.G. (1976b). p. 458]. Contents in memory with the same affective valence tend to
  group. This phenomena has long been recognized in the case of depression. Depressed people are characterized by a
  bias towards the perception, remembrance and conception of punishments: disappointment, frustration (absences of

1.05 - True and False Subjectivism, #The Human Cycle, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The second psychic truth the individual has to grasp is this, that he is not only himself, but is in solidarity with all of his kind,let us leave aside for the moment that which seems to be not of his kind. That which we are has expressed itself through the individual, but also through the universality, and though each has to fulfil itself in its own way, neither can succeed independently of the other. The society has no right to crush or efface the individual for its own better development or self-satisfaction; the individual, so long at least as he chooses to live in the world, has no right to disregard for the sake of his own solitary satisfaction and development his fellow-beings and to live at war with them or seek a selfishly isolated good. And when we say, no right, it is from no social, moral or religious standpoint, but from the most positive and simply with a view to the law of existence itself. For neither the society nor the individual can so develop to their fulfilment. Every time the society crushes or effaces the individual, it is inflicting a wound on itself and depriving its own life of priceless sources of stimulation and growth. The individual too cannot flourish by himself; for the universal, the unity and collectivity of his fellow-beings, is his present source and stock; it is the thing whose possibilities he individually expresses, even when he transcends its immediate level, and of which in his phenomenal being he is one result. Its depression strikes eventually at his own sources of life, by its increasing he also increases. This is what a true subjectivism teaches us,first, that we are a higher self than our ego or our members, secondly, that we are in our life and being not only ourselves but all others; for there is a secret solidarity which our egoism may kick at and strive against, but from which we cannot escape. It is the old Indian discovery that our real Iis a Supreme Being which is our true self and which it is our business to discover and consciously become and, secondly, that that Being is one in all, expressed in the individual and in the collectivity,2 and only by admitting and realising our unity with others can we entirely fulfil our true self-being.3

1.06 - Quieting the Vital, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  The real complications are not in life but in ourselves, and all external circumstances are the exact reflection of what we are. The main problem with the vital is that it mistakenly identifies with just about everything that comes out of itself. It says: "This is 'my' pain, 'my'
   depression, 'my' personality, 'my' desire," and thinks of itself as all sorts of little me's it is not. If we are convinced that all these occurrences are ours, then there is obviously nothing we can do about them, except put up with the trivial family until the attack is over. But if we can remain silent within, we soon realize that none of this has anything to do with us: everything comes from outside. We keep picking up the same wavelengths, and becoming overwhelmed by every contagion. For example, we are with some people, completely silent and still within (which doesn't prevent us from talking and acting normally), when suddenly, in this transparency, we feel something trying to draw us or to enter us, a kind of pressure or vibration in the atmosphere (which may cause a vague sense of unease). If we take in the vibration, we are soon struggling against a depression, having a particular desire, or feeling restless; we have caught the contagion. Sometimes it is not just a vibration but a whole wave that falls upon us. Another's physical presence is unnecessary;
  Generally, they are so accustomed to coming right in, since they find such affinity in us, that we do not even feel them coming; the process of appropriating and identifying with them is instantaneous. But our practice of silence has now created a transparency within us that gradually allows us to see them coming, stop them on their way in,
  and reject them. After we have rejected them, they sometimes remain in the circumconscient,59 circling round and round, waiting for an opportunity to reenter we can very distinctly feel anger, desire or depression prowling around us but through continued nonintervention these vibrations will gradually lose their strength and eventually leave us alone. We will have severed the connection between them and us. Then one day, we will happily notice that certain vibrations which had seemed inescapable no longer touch us;
  they are as if drained of their power and merely flash by as if on a movie screen; interestingly, we can even see in advance the little mischief trying one more time to perpetuate its trick. Or else, we will find that certain psychological states hit us at fixed times, or recur in cycles (this is what Sri Aurobindo and Mother call a formation, an amalgam of vibrations that, through sheer repetitions, tends to take on a kind of personality of its own); once we pick it up, we will see this 57
  First, they generally make a point of forcing us into sudden, extreme,
  and irrevocable decisions in order to take us as far away as possible from our path a pressing, exacting vibration that demands immediate compliance; or else, they take apart, with remarkable skill, the whole system of our quest to prove that we are deluding ourselves and that our efforts will come to nothing; more often, they bring about a state of depression, playing with another well-known teammate within us whom Sri Aurobindo calls the man of sorrows: a fellow . . . covering himself with a sevenfold overcoat of tragedy and gloom, and he would not feel his existence justified if he couldn't be colossally miserable. 65
  All the vibrations of disorder that we call "our" sorrow or "our"

1.06 - The Four Powers of the Mother, #The Mother With Letters On The Mother, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  12:MAHASARASWATI is the Mother s Power of Work and her spirit of perfection and order. The youngest of the Four, she is the most skilful in executive faculty and the nearest to physical Nature. Maheshwari lays down the large lines of the worldforces, Mahakali drives their energy and impetus, Mahalakshmi discovers their rhythms and measures, but Mahasaraswati presides over their detail of organisation and execution, relation of parts and effective combination of forces and unfailing exactitude of result and fulfilment. The science and craft and technique of things are Mahasaraswati's province. Always she holds in her nature and can give to those whom she has chosen the intimate and precise knowledge, the subtlety and patience, the accuracy of intuitive mind and conscious hand and discerning eye of the perfect worker. This Power is the strong, the tireless, the careful and efficient builder, organiser, administrator, technician, artisan and classifier of the worlds. When she takes up the transformation and new-building of the nature, her action is laborious and minute and often seems to our impatience slow and interminable, but it is persistent, integral and flawless. For the will in her works is scrupulous, unsleeping, indefatigable; leaning over us she notes and touches every little detail, finds out every minute defect, gap, twist or incompleteness, considers and weighs accurately all that has been done and all that remains still to be done hereafter. Nothing is too small or apparently trivial for her attention; nothing however impalpable or disguised or latent can escape her. Moulding and remoulding she labours each part till it has attained its true form, is put in its exact place in the whole and fulfils its precise purpose. In her constant and diligent arrangement and rearrangement of things her eye is on all needs at once and the way to meet them and her intuition knows what is to be chosen and what rejected and successfully determines the right instrument, the right time, the right conditions and the right process. Carelessness and negligence and indolence she abhors; all scamped and hasty and shuffling work, all clumsiness and a peu pres and misfire, all false adaptation and misuse of instruments and faculties and leaving of things undone or half done is offensive and foreign to her temper. When her work is finished, nothing has been forgotten, no part has been misplaced or omitted or left in a faulty condition; all is solid, accurate, complete, admirable. Nothing short of a perfect perfection satisfies her and she is ready to face an eternity of toil if that is needed for the fullness of her creation. Therefore of all the Mother s powers she is the most long-suffering with man and his thousand imperfections. Kind, smiling, close and helpful, not easily turned away or discouraged, insistent even after repeated failure, her hand sustains our every step on condition that we are single in our will and straightforward and sincere; for a double mind she will not tolerate and her revealing irony is merciless to drama and histrionics and self-deceit and pretence. A mother to our wants, a friend in our difficulties, a persistent and tranquil counsellor and mentor, chasing away with her radiant smile the clouds of gloom and fretfulness and depression, reminding always of the ever-present help, pointing to the eternal sunshine, she is firm, quiet and persevering in the deep and continuous urge that drives us towards the integrality of the higher nature. All the work of the other Powers leans on her for its completeness; for she assures the material foundation, elaborates the stuff of detail and erects and rivets the armour of the structure.

1.07 - A Song of Longing for Tara, the Infallible, #How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator, #Thubten Chodron, #unset
  Thus, our prejudices and preconceptions relax. We cease vacillating between
  elation and depression.
  Nirvana is peace. Nirvana is the cessation of all unsatisfactory conditions (suffering) and their causes. Nirvana is the third Noble Truth, which is the cessation of the rst two Noble Truths, the truth of suffering and the truth of

1.08 - Attendants, #Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo, #Nirodbaran, #Integral Yoga
  Purani was already known to Sri Aurobindo from the twenties and had enjoyed his closeness during those years. It was thus with him a resumption or the old relation after a lapse of many years. Compared with him, we were youngsters and had the passport of entry by virtue of our medical profession, but some individual contact was established with the Master through correspondence so that he knew each one of us by name at least. In my own case, perhaps, I can go a little further. Had our written contact not been so intimate and various, I do not know if I could have been so free with him and of use to him in diverse ways. I have always wondered at and failed to probe the mystery of that intimacy. I have even imagined that Sri Aurobindo must have seen in his timeless vision that one day this humble self might be physically of some service to him. He prepared me for that eventual day, initiated me into love for poetry that I might at least transcribe his epic Savitri from his dictation, gave some intellectual training that I might be useful to him in his literary work. He even made me familiar with his often baffling handwriting so that I could read his manuscripts and decipher them. These may be all weavings of fancy, but if I have been of any help in his intellectual pursuits, most of it was undoubtedly due to his previous coaching through voluminous letters, literary training and above all, his patient and persuasive manner. This long preparation had put out all fear of his awe-inspiring personality and made my approach to him free and almost unconventional, sometimes leading to an unpardonable abuse of that unstinted freedom. Things went on like a song and life would have made itself a transformed vision of the Supreme, but alas, after the novelty of the soul-contact had worn off, the other face of our nature, the subconscient, came to light and the pressure of the physical nearness began to tell. Work was no longer a joyous offering, but a duty; service alone was not a sufficient reward, it needed more concrete spiritual touches, failing which other lesser joys and satisfactions were regarded as legitimate recompense. My old maladies doubt and depression renewed their hold and transfused into the act of service their bitter stuff. The Master could at once feel the vibration, even though no word was uttered by the lips. Quite often by a look, by a quiet pressure of hands, he would communicate his understanding sympathy and the affliction would withdraw for a time. Never have I seen any displeasure or loss of temper at my delinquency, no harsh word of disapproval though he was quite aware of all inner and outer movements. A largeness, compassionate forgiveness and divine consideration have made life's stream flow through an apparently trackless solitary journey towards the ultimate vastness.

1.08 - The Four Austerities and the Four Liberations, #On Education, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  This brings us quite naturally to vital austerity, the austerity of the sensations, the tapasya of power. For the vital being is the seat of power, of effective enthusiasm. It is in the vital that thought is transformed into will and becomes a dynamism for action. It is also true that the vital is the seat of desires and passions, of violent impulses and equally violent reactions, of revolt and depression. The normal remedy is to strangle and starve the vital by depriving it of all sensation; sensations are indeed its main sustenance and without them it falls asleep, grows sluggish and starves to death.

1.09 - Equality and the Annihilation of Ego, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  8:This equality cannot come except by a protracted ordeal and patient self-discipline; so long as desire is strong, equality cannot come at all except in periods of quiescence and the fatigue of desire, and it is then more likely to be an inert indifference or desire's recoil from itself than the true calm and the positive spiritual oneness. Moreover, this discipline or this growth into equality of spirit has its necessary epochs and stages. Ordinarily we have to begin with a period of endurance; for we must learn to confront, to suffer and to assimilate all contacts. Each fibre in us must be taught not to wince away from that which pains and repels and not to run eagerly towards that which pleases and attracts, but rather to accept, to face, to bear and to conquer. All touches we must be strong to bear, not only those that are proper and personal to us but those born of our sympathy or our conflict with the worlds around, above or below us and with their peoples. We shall endure tranquilly the action and impact on us of men and things and forces, the pressure of the Gods and the assaults of Titans; we shall face and engulf in the unstirred seas of our spirit all that can possibly come to us down the ways of the soul's infinite experience. This is the stoical period of the preparation of equality, its most elementary and yet its heroic age. But this steadfast endurance of the flesh and heart and mind must be reinforced by a sustained sense of spiritual submission to a divine Will: this living clay must yield not only with a stern or courageous acquiescence, but with knowledge or with resignation, even in suffering, to the touch of the divine Hand that is preparing its perfection. A sage, a devout or even a tender stoicism of the God-lover is possible, and these are better than the merely pagan self-reliant endurance which may lend itself to a too great hardening of the vessel of God: for this kind prepares the strength that is capable of wisdom and of love; its tranquillity is a deeply moved calm that passes easily into bliss. The gain of this period of resignation and endurance is the soul's strength equal to all shocks and contacts.
  9:There is next a period of high-seated impartiality and indifference in which the soul becomes free from exultation and depression and escapes from the snare of the eagerness of joy as from the dark net of the pangs of grief and suffering. All things and persons and forces, all thoughts and feelings and sensations and actions, one's own no less than those of others, are regarded from above by a spirit that remains intact and immutable and is not disturbed by these things. This is the philosophic period of the preparation of equality, a wide and august movement. But indifference must not settle into an inert turning away from action and experience; it must not be an aversion born of weariness, disgust and distaste, a recoil of disappointed or satiated desire, the sullenness of a baffled and dissatisfied egoism forced back from its passionate aims. These recoils come inevitably in the unripe soul and may in some way help the progress by a discouragement of the eager desire-driven vital nature, but they are not the perfection towards which we labour. The indifference or the impartiality that we must seek after is a calm superiority of the high-seated soul above the contacts of things;1 it regards and accepts or rejects them but is not moved in the rejection and is not subjected by the acceptance. It begins to feel itself near, kin to, one with a silent Self and Spirit self-existent and separate from the workings of Nature which it supports and makes possible, part of or merged in the motionless calm Reality that transcends the motion and action of the universe. The gain of this period of high transcendence is the soul's peace unrocked and unshaken by the pleasant ripplings or by the tempestuous waves and billows of the world's movement.
  10:If we can pass through these two stages of the inner change without being arrested or fixed in either, we are admitted to a greater divine equality which is capable of a spiritual ardour and tranquil passion of delight, a rapturous, all-understanding and all-possessing equality of the perfected soul, an intense and even wideness and fullness of its being embracing all things. This is the supreme period and the passage to it is through the joy of a total self-giving to the Divine and to the universal Mother For strength is then crowned by a happy mastery, peace deepens into bliss, the possession of the divine calm is uplifted and made the ground for the possession of the divine movement. But if this greater perfection is to arrive, the soul's impartial high-seatedness looking down from above on the flux of forms and personalities and movements and forces must be modified and change into a new sense of strong and calm submission and a powerful and intense surrender. This submission will be no longer a resigned acquiescence but a glad acceptance: for there will be no sense of suffering or of the bearing of a burden or cross; love and delight and the joy of self-giving will be its brilliant texture. And this surrender will be not only to a divine Will which we perceive and accept and obey, but to a divine Wisdom in the Will which we recognise and a divine Love in it which we feel and rapturously suffer, the wisdom and love of a supreme Spirit and Self of ourselves and all with which we can achieve a happy and perfect unity. A lonely power, peace and stillness is the last word of the philosophic equality of the sage; but the soul in its integral experience liberates itself from this self-created status and enters into the sea of a supreme and allembracing ecstasy of the beginningless and endless beatitude of the Eternal. Then we are at last capable of receiving all contacts with a blissful equality, because we feel in them the touch of the imperishable Love and Delight, the happiness absolute that hides ever in the heart of things. The gain of this culmination in a universal and equal rapture is the soul's delight and the opening gates of the Bliss that is infinite, the Joy that surpasses all understanding.

1.09 - Sleep and Death, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  Something else will strike the seeker by its almost daily recurrence. He will find, after the fact, that he has had, during the night, the exact premonition of all the important psychological events that will take place the next day. First, he may believe this is pure coincidence, or deny the connection between one event and the other,
  but after the same thing has reoccurred hundreds of times, he will begin to be on guard; and finally, once he has completely awakened to the fact, he will use this foreknowledge to take protective measures beforehand. For example, we may have a spell of depression that day,
  or go into a rage, or feel a movement of rebellion inside us, or a sexual impulse, etc., or even, to take another example of a seemingly different nature, we may trip on the stairs two or three times and almost fall headlong, or contract a violent fever; then we notice that each of these small, very trivial daytime incidents corresponds exactly to another incident, most often symbolic in nature (symbolic, because it is not the fact itself, but a mental transcription when we wake up in the morning), which we experienced the night before: either we were attacked in a "dream" by an enemy, or we were involved in an unhappy turn of event, or else we saw, sometimes very precisely, all the details surrounding the psychological scene that would take place the next day. It would seem that "someone" is perfectly awake in us and very concerned with helping us identify all the why's and hidden mechanisms of our psychological life, all the reasons for our falls as well as progress. For, conversely, we may have a premonition of all the happy psychological movements that will translate the next day into a progress, an opening of consciousness, a feeling of lightness, an inner widening; we remember that the night before we saw a light, an ascent, or a wall or house crumbling (symbolic of our resistance or the mental constructions that were confining us). We are also very struck by the realization that these premonitions are usually not associated with events we deem important on our physical plane, such as the death of a parent or some worldly achievement (although these premonitions also may occur), but with very trivial details, bearing no external importance, yet always very meaningful for our inner progress. This is a sign of the development of our consciousness.
  Instead of unconsciously accepted mental, vital or other vibrations,
  which shape our life without our knowledge and which we naively assume to be our own (we say: this is my anger, my depression, my sexual impulse, my fever), we begin to see them coming into us. This is visible proof, supported by hundreds of experiences night after night, that all the play of our frontal nature originates outside ourselves, in a universal Mind, a universal Vital, or even higher regions if we are capable of tuning in to them. This is the beginning of mastery, because once we have seen, or foreseen, something we can change the course of circumstances. Earthly life is simultaneously the place of the most rigorous and the most blind determinism, and of conquered freedom it all depends upon our consciousness. A
  disciple once wrote to Sri Aurobindo relating his "dreams,"

1.1.01 - Seeking the Divine, #Letters On Yoga II, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  First, it is a great exaggeration to deduce from your difficulties any idea of unfitness or of going away or being sent away or giving up the Yoga. I am certainly not going to pronounce you unfit because you want the Ananda; on such grounds I would have to pronounce myself unfit, because I have myself wanted it and many other things besides. And if I were to send you away because you are not entirely disinterested in the approach to the Divine, I should have, to be consistent, to send practically the whole Asram packing. I do not know why you are allowing yourself to indulge in such black and despondent thoughts - there is no ground for them at all, and I do not think I gave any grounds for them in my letter. Whatever your difficulties, the Mother and I have every intention of seeing you through them, and I think that you too, whatever suggestions your vital depression may make to you at the moment, have every intention of going through to the end of the Path. I imagine you have gone too far on it to go back and, if you wanted to, your psychic being which has persistently pushed you towards it, would not allow such a retreat.

1.10 - Theodicy - Nature Makes No Mistakes, #Preparing for the Miraculous, #George Van Vrekhem, #unset
  e l e v e n ta l k s
  one of his bouts of yogic depression and doubt about the
  meaning of it all. Sri Aurobindo answered him: In the be-

1.10 - The Three Modes of Nature, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
   influences, often a conflict, a wrestling of forces, a struggle to dominate each other. All have in great or in small extent or degree, even if sometimes in a hardly appreciable minimum, their sattwic states and clear tracts or inchoate tendencies of light, clarity and happiness, fine adaptation and sympathy with the environment, intelligence, poise, right mind, right will and feeling, right impulse, virtue, order. All have their rajasic moods and impulses and turbid parts of desire and passion and struggle, perversion and falsehood and error, unbalanced joy and sorrow, aggressive push to work and eager creation and strong or bold or fiery or fierce reactions to the pressure of the environment and to life's assaults and offers. All have their tamasic states and constant obscure parts, their moments or points of unconsciousness, their long habit or their temporary velleities of weak resignation or dull acceptance, their constitutional feeblenesses or movements of fatigue, negligence and indolence and their lapses into ignorance and incapacity, depression and fear and cowardly recoil or submission to the environment and to the pressure of men and events and forces. Each one of us is sattwic in some directions of his energy of Nature or in some parts of his mind or character, in others rajasic, tamasic in others. According as one or other of the modes usually dominates his general temperament and type of mind and turn of action, it is said of him that he is the sattwic, the rajasic or the tamasic man; but few are always of one kind and none is entire in his kind. The wise are not always or wholly wise, the intelligent are intelligent only in patches; the saint suppresses in himself many unsaintly movements and the evil are not entirely evil: the dullest has his unexpressed or unused and undeveloped capacities, the most timorous his moments or his way of courage, the helpless and the weakling a latent part of strength in his nature. The dominant gunas are not the essential soul-type of the embodied being but only the index of the formation he has made for this life or during his present existence and at a given moment of his evolution in Time.


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The Journey of Natty Gann(1985) - Natty Gann (played by Meredith Salenger) is a twelve year old Depression era girl whose single-parent father leaves her behind in Chicago while he goes to Washington State to look for work in the timber industry. Natty runs away from the guardian she was left with to follow Dad. She befriends and is...
American Beauty(1999) - Lester and Carolyn Burnham are on the outside, a perfect husband and wife, in a perfect house, in a perfect neighborhood. But inside, Lester is slipping deeper and deeper into a hopeless depression. He finally snaps when he becomes infatuated with one of his daughters friends. Meanwhile, his daughte...
The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas(1982) - The Chicken Ranch is a whorehouse that got its' name back in The Great Depression. Back during that time, people who wanted to be with the girls paid for them with chickens, due to food being difficult to get in those days. In the place's later years, one of its' best workers was Mona Stangley (Doll...
Pennies From Heaven(1981) - Arthur Parker (Steve Martin) is a sheet music salesman during The Great Depression. He frequently hits the road, both to ply his wares and escape from the issues he has with his wife Joan (Jessica Harper). On one excursion, he meets a teacher named Eileen (Bernadette Peters) and he falls in love wit...
Alegria(1999) - The acclaimed Canadian performance troupe Cirque de Soleil, which combines acrobatics, magic, music, and theater into spectacular stage productions, brings one of their most popular shows to the screen in Alegria. Frac (Rene Bazinet), a mime who is suffering from a severe bout of depression, happens...
Book of Numbers(1973) - Two waiters in Depression-era Arkansas get involved in the numbers racket.
Minions(2015) - Evolving from single-celled yellow organisms at the dawn of time, Minions live to serve, but find themselves working for a continual series of unsuccessful masters, from T. Rex to Napoleon. Without a master to grovel for, the Minions fall into a deep depression. But one minion, Kevin, has a plan; ac...
The One Armed Executioner(1981) - This is the story of an Interpol agent turned restaurateur, out for revenge against the gangsters that cut off his arm and killed his bride. This tragedy left him deeply depressed, and his battle with depression has to be won first before he can be thoroughly trained in martial arts. After his train...
The Saddest Music in the World(2003) - A musical of sorts set in Winnipeg during the Great Depression, where a beer baroness organizes a contest to find the saddest music in the world. Musicians from around the world descend on the city to try and win the $25,000 prize.
This Property Is Condemned(1966) - The dramatic love story of small-town Mississippi girl Alva Starr and railroad official Owen Legate, set during the Great Depression.
Summer Heat(1987) - Feeling lonely and neglected by her overworked husband, Roxy, a Depression-era farm wife, is drawn into an ill-advised affair with Jack, their hired hand.
Mary Poppins Returns(2018) - Set in London during the Great Depression, some twenty-five years after the events of the original film, the film sees Mary Poppins, the former nanny of Jane and Michael Banks, return to them in the wake of the death of Michael's wife.
Carnivle ::: TV-MA | 55min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery | TV Series (20032005) -- During the Great Depression, an Oklahoma farm boy and a charismatic minister learn that they are key players in a proxy war being fought between Heaven and Hell. Creator:
Christine (2016) ::: 6.9/10 -- R | 1h 59min | Biography, Drama | 14 October 2016 (USA) -- The story of Christine Chubbuck, a 1970s TV reporter struggling with depression and professional frustrations as she tries to advance her career. Director: Antonio Campos Writer:
Emperor of the North (1973) ::: 7.3/10 -- Emperor of the North Pole (original title) -- Emperor of the North Poster In 1933, during the Depression, Shack the brutal conductor of the number 19 train has a personal vendetta against the best train hopping hobo tramp in the Northwest, A No. 1. Director: Robert Aldrich Writer: Christopher Knopf
Hard Times (1975) ::: 7.3/10 -- PG | 1h 33min | Crime, Drama, Sport | 13 August 1975 (France) -- The adventures of a drifter turned illegal prize-fighter during the Depression Era in New Orleans. Director: Walter Hill Writers: Walter Hill (screenplay), Bryan Gindoff (screenplay) | 3 more credits
Jimmy's Hall (2014) ::: 6.7/10 -- PG-13 | 1h 49min | Biography, Drama, History | 30 May 2014 (UK) -- During the Depression, Jimmy Gralton returns home to Ireland after ten years of exile in America. Seeing the levels of poverty and oppression, the activist in him reawakens and he looks to re-open the dance hall that led to his deportation. Director: Ken Loach Writer:
King of the Hill (1993) ::: 7.4/10 -- PG-13 | 1h 43min | Drama, History | 20 August 1993 (USA) -- A young boy struggles on his own in a run-down motel after his parents and younger brother are separated from him in 1930s Depression-era Midwest. Director: Steven Soderbergh Writers:
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008) ::: 6.5/10 -- G | 1h 41min | Comedy, Drama, Family | 2 July 2008 (USA) -- Set in Cincinnati at the height of the Great Depression, Kit Kittredge, a resourceful young girl, helps her mother run a boardinghouse after her father loses his job. Director: Patricia Rozema Writers:
Lawless (2012) ::: 7.3/10 -- R | 1h 56min | Crime, Drama | 29 August 2012 (USA) -- Set in Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a trio of bootlegging brothers are threatened by a new special deputy and other authorities angling for a cut of their profits. Director: John Hillcoat Writers:
Off the Map (2003) ::: 7.2/10 -- PG-13 | 1h 45min | Drama | 4 April 2007 (Australia) -- An eleven-year-old girl watches her father come down with a crippling depression. Over one summer, she learns answers to several mysteries, and comes to terms with love and loss. Director: Campbell Scott Writers:
Of Mice and Men (1939) ::: 7.9/10 -- Passed | 1h 46min | Adventure, Drama | 12 January 1940 (USA) -- A mentally disabled giant and his level headed guardian find work at a sadistic cowboy's ranch in depression era America. Director: Lewis Milestone Writers: John Steinbeck (by), Eugene Solow (screen play) Stars:
Of Mice and Men (1992) ::: 7.5/10 -- PG-13 | 1h 55min | Drama, Western | 2 October 1992 (USA) -- A nomadic farm worker looks after his dimwitted, gentle-giant friend during the Great Depression. Director: Gary Sinise Writers: John Steinbeck (novel), Horton Foote (screenplay)
Paper Moon (1973) ::: 8.1/10 -- PG | 1h 42min | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 9 May 1973 (USA) -- During the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young girl who may or may not be his daughter, and the two forge an unlikely partnership. Director: Peter Bogdanovich Writers:
Pennies from Heaven (1981) ::: 6.5/10 -- R | 1h 48min | Drama, Musical, Romance | 1 January 1982 (USA) -- During the Great Depression, a sheet-music salesman seeks to escape his dreary life through popular music and a love affair with an innocent schoolteacher. Director: Herbert Ross Writers:
Repulsion (1965) ::: 7.7/10 -- Not Rated | 1h 45min | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 3 October 1965 (USA) -- A sex-repulsed woman who disapproves of her sister's boyfriend sinks into depression and has horrific visions of rape and violence. Director: Roman Polanski Writers: Roman Polanski (original screenplay), Grard Brach (original screenplay) (as Gerard Brach) | 1 more credit Stars:
Repulsion (1965) ::: 7.7/10 -- Not Rated | 1h 45min | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 3 October 1965 (USA) -- A sex-repulsed woman who disapproves of her sister's boyfriend sinks into depression and has horrific visions of rape and violence. Director: Roman Polanski Writers: Roman Polanski (original screenplay), Grard Brach (original screenplay) (as Gerard Brach) | 1 more credit Stars:
Seabiscuit (2003) ::: 7.3/10 -- PG-13 | 2h 20min | Drama, History, Sport | 25 July 2003 (USA) -- True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation. Director: Gary Ross Writers:
Sounder (1972) ::: 7.6/10 -- G | 1h 45min | Drama, Family | 26 April 1973 (Argentina) -- The oldest son of a loving and strong family of black sharecroppers comes of age in the Depression-era South after his father is imprisoned for stealing food. Director: Martin Ritt Writers:
The Grapes of Wrath (1940) ::: 8.0/10 -- Passed | 2h 9min | Drama, History | 15 March 1940 (USA) -- A poor Midwest family is forced off their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression. Director: John Ford Writers:
The Rainmaker (1956) ::: 7.0/10 -- Approved | 2h 1min | Romance, Western | 13 December 1956 (USA) -- During the Depression, a con-man promises rain to a desperate drought-ridden Kansas town and marriage to a local desperate spinster. Director: Joseph Anthony Writers: N. Richard Nash (screenplay), N. Richard Nash (play)
The Saddest Music in the World (2003) ::: 7.2/10 -- R | 1h 40min | Comedy, Musical | 12 May 2005 (Portugal) -- A musical of sorts set in Winnipeg during the Great Depression, where a beer baroness organizes a contest to find the saddest music in the world. Musicians from around the world descend on the city to try and win the $25,000 prize. Director: Guy Maddin Writers:
The Serpent's Egg (1977) ::: 6.7/10 -- R | 1h 59min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 15 February 1978 (USA) -- Berlin, 1923. Following the suicide of his brother, American circus acrobat Abel Rosenberg attempts to survive while facing unemployment, depression, alcoholism and the social decay of Germany during the Weimar Republic. Director: Ingmar Bergman Writer: Ingmar Bergman (a film by)
This Property Is Condemned (1966) ::: 7.1/10 -- Unrated | 1h 50min | Drama, Romance | July 1967 (USA) -- The dramatic love story of small-town Mississippi girl Alva Starr and railroad official Owen Legate, set during the Great Depression. Director: Sydney Pollack Writers: Tennessee Williams (suggested by a one act play of), Francis Ford
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) ::: 8.2/10 -- Approved | 2h 9min | Crime, Drama | 16 March 1963 (USA) -- Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice. Director: Robert Mulligan Writers:'s_Depression
Hal -- -- Wit Studio -- 1 ep -- Original -- Sci-Fi Drama Romance Shoujo -- Hal Hal -- Kurumi is a beautiful young woman whose beloved boyfriend, Hal, died in a sudden airplane accident. Left heartbroken and gloomy, she isolates herself in a small house. But this soon comes to change when her grandfather requests the help of a humanoid robot named Q01. -- -- Taking on the appearance of Hal, Q01 is sent to Kurumi's house in order to save her from her state of despair. As Hal returns day after day and increases his efforts, Kurumi, despite her initial reluctance, slowly begins to open up to him and break free from her depression. But there is more to Hal than meets the eye, and these two will soon learn an unexpected truth about this relationship between a human and an android. -- -- -- Licensor: -- Funimation -- Movie - Jun 8, 2013 -- 114,147 7.46
Hal -- -- Wit Studio -- 1 ep -- Original -- Sci-Fi Drama Romance Shoujo -- Hal Hal -- Kurumi is a beautiful young woman whose beloved boyfriend, Hal, died in a sudden airplane accident. Left heartbroken and gloomy, she isolates herself in a small house. But this soon comes to change when her grandfather requests the help of a humanoid robot named Q01. -- -- Taking on the appearance of Hal, Q01 is sent to Kurumi's house in order to save her from her state of despair. As Hal returns day after day and increases his efforts, Kurumi, despite her initial reluctance, slowly begins to open up to him and break free from her depression. But there is more to Hal than meets the eye, and these two will soon learn an unexpected truth about this relationship between a human and an android. -- -- Movie - Jun 8, 2013 -- 114,147 7.46
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion -- -- Gainax, Production I.G -- 1 ep -- Original -- Sci-Fi Dementia Psychological Drama Mecha -- Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion -- With the final Angel vanquished, Nerv has one last enemy left to face—the humans under Seele's command. -- -- Left in a deep depression nearing the end of the original series, an indecisive Shinji Ikari struggles with the ultimatum presented to him: to completely accept mankind's existence, or renounce humanity's individuality. Meanwhile, at the core of a compromised Nerv, Gendou Ikari and Rei Ayanami approach Lilith in an attempt to realize their own ideals concerning the future of the world. -- -- The End of Evangelion serves as an alternate ending to the polarizing final episodes of Neon Genesis Evangelion. With the fate of the universe hanging in the balance, the climactic final battle draws near. -- -- -- Licensor: -- Manga Entertainment -- Movie - Jul 19, 1997 -- 607,594 8.52
Nourin -- -- SILVER LINK. -- 12 eps -- Light novel -- Comedy Parody Romance Ecchi School -- Nourin Nourin -- Idol-obsessed Kousaku Hata is left devastated when his favorite, Yuka Kusakabe, unexpectedly announces her retirement at the peak of an illustrious career. As Yuka’s biggest fan, this news proves to be more difficult than he can bear. Shaken to his very core, he sinks into depression and places himself in self-imposed isolation. However, on the day his friends managed to convince him to attend school again, he gets a pleasant surprise. -- -- It turns out that his beloved idol, under the guise of Ringo Kinoshita, has transferred into his class. This miraculous development fills Kousaku with newfound resolve, as he dedicates himself to take advantage of the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. With the support of his teacher and friends, Kousaku works toward getting close to the girl of his dreams and uncovering the reason for her retirement from the entertainment industry. -- -- TV - Jan 11, 2014 -- 152,252 6.81
Osananajimi ga Zettai ni Makenai Love Comedy -- -- Doga Kobo -- 12 eps -- Light novel -- Harem Comedy Romance School -- Osananajimi ga Zettai ni Makenai Love Comedy Osananajimi ga Zettai ni Makenai Love Comedy -- My childhood friend Shida Kuroha seems to have feelings for me. She lives next door, and is small and cute. With an outgoing character, she's the caring Onee-san type, this being one of her greatest strengths. -- -- ...But, I already have my first love, the beautiful idol of our school, and the award-winning author, Kachi Shirokusa! Thinking about it rationally, I should have no chances with her, but, while walking home from school, she only talks to me, with a smile even! I might actually have a chance, don't you think?! -- -- Or so I thought, but then I heard that Shirokusa already has a boyfriend, and my life took a turn for the worse. I want to die. Why is it not me?! Even though she was my first love... As I was drowning in despair and depression, Kuroha whispered. -- -- —If it's that tough for you, then how about we get revenge? The best revenge ever, that is~ -- -- (Source: Novel Updates, edited) -- 93,230 7.22
Prayer X -- -- PERIMETRON -- 1 ep -- Original -- Music Dementia -- Prayer X Prayer X -- Music video directed and animated by Ryoji Yamada for the song Prayer X by King Gnu -- -- In the music video Prayer X, King Gnu takes an abstract and animated approach to mental health topics such as paranoia, anxiety, depression, and suicide. The setting is in a grey monotonous world where the main character is trapped inside a repetitive schedule which slowly drives him insane. -- -- (Source: JROCK NEWS) -- Music - Aug 6, 2018 -- 483 6.84
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