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Get rid of depression

Depression is a phenomenon of discontentment. Why this phenomenon exist? The reason is that every person is born with an unlimited desire for enjoyment.But,everyone has very limited capacity of fulfillment.It is this gap in human nature that makes people live in unrest. Is this phenomenon due to a defect in nature?Not at all.It is due to man’s unawareness of himself that creates this problem. Self-awareness is the key to a contented life, while unawareness leads to all kinds of discontentment and restlessness. To explain this phenomenon in the right way, we have discover the scheme of this world as devised by the creator. According to the creation plan,the domain of fulfillment in the material world is very limited, while the domain of spiritual or intellectual fulfillment is so vast that words fail to express its endless boundaries. Man has dual personality,physical and spiritual .In physical terms,man’s body measuring no more than a few feet is very limited. Due to this limited being,man develops boredom as far as his physical domain is concerned.But, his spiritual or intellectual being has no limits.Your mind travels in an unlimited space. It travels by means of thinking,and there is no boundary for the thinking process. It continues its journey unfettered ,by crossing all kinds of barriers. If you want to achieve the state of fulfillment in the material world, then very soon you will discover that the scope here is very limited. Foods,clothes,fame, and marital life, entertainment each of these facets is associated with boredom. Even going on a holiday cannot give you fulfillment. A person goes on holiday with a hope of de-stressing, but instead returns with holiday  stress. This phenomenon of lack of fulfillment pertains to your physical being, but your spiritual being is free of such bindings. For example,the activities of a businessman are limited to the material world. Due to this limited nature,he very soon develops boredom. Being in business myself for 30 years, I have experienced that too. The American businessman Bill Gates rightly said”once you get beyond a million dollars,I have to tell you ,it’s the same hamburger.” Scientific pursuit on the other hand, is an example of travelling in the intellectual domain.this is the reason why scientists do not speak in the limited language of a businessman. For example, Newton towards the end of his life,said about himself”I was a like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary ,whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.” Likewise, was the feeling of the great scientific mind Albert Einstein, when he said,”The more I learn, the more I realize how much I do not know.”

One who adopts the spiritual quests for his intellectual activities is a spiritual scientist. A physical scientist may stop at a certain point,but for the spiritual scientist even the saying ‘sky’s the limit’ becomes irrelevant. Fulfillment through materialism is quite unachievable .It is only spiritual pursuits that can give you the sense of true fulfillment. (Yog Rahi Gupta is a free lance writer based in Winnipeg and also a host of Radio Program Voice Of India every Sunday evening @Radio CKJS -810 AM 5to 6 PM)

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