The Depression Cure

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The Depression Cure

Postby dhamma_newb » Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:23 pm

The watched mind brings happiness.
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I am larger and better than I thought. I did not know I held so much goodness.
Walt Whitman

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Re: The Depression Cure

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:36 pm



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: The Depression Cure

Postby micalhassi » Tue May 29, 2012 7:48 am

Now these days there are very bad situations of economic conditions. There are the main causes of depression. Dispute with family members, friends, or financial problem then a person stay in depression. I thing if a person are depressed he need to busy in some interesting work or go for tour with some one.
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Re: The Depression Cure

Postby hanzze_ » Tue May 29, 2012 8:42 am

The OP is a good observation and Buddha had the way out of the circle of dept and its natural depressions. That is why we need to learn gratitude right gratitude first:

These two people are hard to find in the world. Which two? The one who is first to do a kindness, and the one who is grateful and thankful for a kindness done."
— AN 2.118


They are rarely depressed and even on the way out.



Conditions are made by your self.

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Re: The Depression Cure

Postby miriamshookaf » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:58 pm

cure to depression hmmm sounds very interesting you should get over the issues that are bothering you and move forward in life get relax and enjoy what is yet to come depression is cause by your own thoughts you can only find it easy to get it over you self

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Re: The Depression Cure

Postby Eccedustin » Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:48 pm

Depression has existed all through history, it used to be called "melancholia" . Reports of depression date back to early Greek times thousands of years ago. Depression is not, by any means, a "modern disease" and thus relying on a cure based on that assumption has to be faulty.
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Re: The Depression Cure

Postby manas » Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:40 pm

Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."

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Re: The Depression Cure

Postby dhamma_newb » Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:01 am

Thank you everyone for your replies. Over time I've come to see that the best medicine to cure depression is the Noble Eightfold Path.

:anjali:
The watched mind brings happiness.
Dhp 36

I am larger and better than I thought. I did not know I held so much goodness.
Walt Whitman

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Re: The Depression Cure

Postby greggorious » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:12 pm

I'm always a little sceptical about the 'Beat depression without drugs' titles that seem to be all the rage these days. I agree that a lot of milder forms of depression can be solved with a change in lifestyle, exercise, meditation, vitamin supplements etc. For very severe forms of depression (of which I suffer from) anti depressants can literally save your life.
"The original heart/mind shines like pure, clear water with the sweetest taste. But if the heart is pure, is our practice over? No, we must not cling even to this purity. We must go beyond all duality, all concepts, all bad, all good, all pure, all impure. We must go beyond self and nonself, beyond birth and death. When we see with the eye of wisdom, we know that the true Buddha is timeless, unborn, unrelated to any body, any history, any image. Buddha is the ground of all being, the realization of the truth of the unmoving mind.” Ajahn Chah


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