“Being in a state of depression for more than five days at a stretch can prove to be harmful and dangerous. At times fatal too ! Shed it off as early as you can.”


`Ikkini 5-kakan ijō utsu jōtai ni aru koto wa, yūgaide kikendearu koto ga wakarimasu. Tokiniha chimei-tekidesu! Dekirudakehayaku sore o nagashite kudasai.'

URDU Language

مسلسل پانچ دن سے زیادہ عرصے تک افسردگی کی حالت میں رہنا نقصان دہ اور خطرناک ثابت ہوسکتا ہے۔ بعض اوقات مہلک بھی! اسے جتنی جلدی ہو سکے بہکا دو۔"

Swamiji says …

” The soul, which has donned our body in the form of a robe, is in a state of eternal bliss. Happy and at peace ! What is it then that makes us cause pain, grief and sorrow to the ‘physical being’ that encases our soul ?
Unhappiness, sadness, mental stress , tension ! All these words reek of negativity and pessimism – and yet, they rule the roost these days ! Depression is ubiquitous in today’s world. Positivity, optimism and cheerfulness are rare characteristics today ; happiness, joy and laughter are in short supply ! It appears that this world has become a morose place and we are scared to laugh. We are perfectly fine being sad and unhappy for hours on end , for days – and seem petrified of freeing ourselves from the shackles of depression. How can we laugh and be tension free , we wonder, when there is so much to be sad about ! With a mindset as negative as this , we do not need to look for any other way of punishing ourselves ! “

” Anything – just about anything can cause us depression. The reason according to us could be ‘excessive’ monitoring of our day to day activities , of our whereabouts – by our concerned parents ; the peer pressure of trying to be ‘cool’ could be taking a toll on us ; a reprimand by our boss and professional ambitions being nipped in the bud could appear to be the end of a dark tunnel for us ; the death of a loved one could leave us scarred forever ; heartbreak caused by a broken relationship could leave us devastated. But then can any cause , reason or excuse be greater than ‘ us ‘ – ‘our life ‘? The list can grow longer depending on our false perception and inability to deal with the twists and turns of life. Life can never be perfect and since most of us love echoing the dismal words , ‘Life is not fair ! ‘ – we end up convincing ourselves that we are the ones , in particular , who are suffering the most , in the game of life.”

” The smallest of things, events and happenings that shape out in a manner contrary to our expectations can trigger tension , negative emotions within us , whip up further mental turmoil and make us seek refuge in the gloom of dark, sad, unhappy thoughts. Nonsensical, meaningless notions that can cause us only anxiety – start giving us solace, and we deliberately allow them to reign supreme on our mind ; spend hours deliberating on them; reliving them and when we enter the most dangerous phase – the ‘dark’ phase of believing in them, accepting them and relating them with our life situations… and since we feel that we are a victim of circumstances, they gradually start making a home within us and before we know it, we have fallen prey to a disease that is taking an epidemic proportion now – ‘Depression’ !

“Depression lasting for more than five days at a stretch, can be extremely disturbing and a major cause of concern. Just try and visualize the ghastly consequence of the morbid , unhealthy, frightful thoughts that are being raised by us , day in and day out …regularly, albeit ironically, with great love and care. These macabre thoughts, unfortunately, start spreading their tentacles in the deep recesses of our mind very quickly and, at times, even when we want to free ourselves from their killer hold – tragically, it could be too late by then.”

“Nothing and nobody’s advise can make us see light and positivity during these days of suffering , that we have , in a way, brought upon ourselves. The people who meant the world to us, earlier, are of no relevance now, as we start blaming them for our ‘condition’ and the ‘situation’ in which we find ourselves. The false belief that our family can never understand us and that our friends are our foes , begin to gain an upper hand on our mind. Our logic, rationale and sense of reasoning are evicted out of the windows of our mind and we seamlessly and willingly , venture into the labyrinthine dark corridors of self-created hell, savouring every moment spent there. Is this what He had scripted for us ? “

“In our desperation to get some relief from despondency, mental trauma and mostly, self inflicted agony, prescriptions and medication come to our rescue and we start popping pills dime a dozen. They become our best friends and, before we know it , we are enslaved by them. Be cautious ! Be very careful ! The false sense of calm that these pills provide, tempt us to take a few more, and in a moment of crazed weakness, before we know it , the unthinkable can happen. Sadly, many a lives are lost , as young or old suffering with depression , at times , end up slashing their wrists or committing suicide as their level of depression increases with the intake of these so called ‘relievers’. Within a short time , a life is snuffed out voluntarily ; in complete consciousness – for no reason at all, leaving behind grieving families and friends. What a waste of a life that is gifted by God to us ! For a minute let us seiously think of a way of overcoming this problem. Rather than medication, is there any possibility that simple meditation … focusing on our Creator …getting connected with Him – seeking His Grace, could help in bringing about a change in our way of thinking…and pave the way for some radiance to brighten and light up our life? Could we try this out for a short period of time at least ? ”

“Remember…This life is God’s gift. He alone has the right to take it away from us. Nothing at all ! Neither high anxiety levels nor panic attacks, should overpower and weaken us to such an extent, that we are compelled to exercise our ‘free will’ to cut our life short by bringing it to an end abruptly. We will somehow or the other have to develop the strength ; draw it from deep within us, to fight the onset of depression , with all that we can. Believe me , we can do it . Uproot this tendency – the minute we see the slightest trace of this depressing disease, beguiling us with its illusionary escape routes. There are no short cuts in life and we, most certainly, do not have the right to cut it short.”

18 thoughts on ““Being in a state of depression for more than five days at a stretch can prove to be harmful and dangerous. At times fatal too ! Shed it off as early as you can.”

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  1. Our dear Swamiji’s Beautiful line with love keep ringing in my mind….Beta hamesha khush raho. Always be happy. No matter what is the situation. Keeping this in mind always we can ward off negative thoughts and depression. Swamiji always say beta always stay blissful in every small thing. Thank you swamiji for your love and care. Jai gurudev.

  2. Pranaam Swamiji 🙏🏻
    Whenever I feel distressed I just think of Swamiji and I know that Swamiji is always beside us no matter where we are and everything will be fine.
    We must follow his teachings and do our karma. We are fortunate to have him in our life as our Guru.
    Thank you Swamiji 🌷🙏🏻

  3. हमेशा खुश रहो । गुरू जी का आशीर्वाद् हमारे साथ हमेशा रहता है । ऊँ स्वामी अजय गुरुदेवायए नमः ।

  4. Forgetfulness of God is the reason for all the unhappiness.
    Let’s keep Him always in focus and keep on drawing strength therefrom.

  5. pranam Gurudev. Such beautiful lines n teachings u give. To cum out of all these things is not an easy, but if we remember n follow the path shown by u then nothing is impossible. Ur words are so pure and miraculous. It does wonders to my soul. Thanks for always being there with me and protecting me.

  6. Very true and can be seen in today’s time!!!!
    Om Shri Swami Ajaye Gurudevaye Namah 🙏🙏🙏

  7. Spirituality helps us focus on forgiveness-self and others; past or present- a key component in handling depression. Spirituality plays an important role in coping with the pain of depression. Spirituality can create a connection with God as a source of strength, guide and compassion. It also helps focus on gratitude for that which is still fine in life. It helps to become aware of karmic patterns in life and the acceptance of the world as play or drama.
    Yes, our beloved Swamiji always says, “kush raho beta”….these blissful words soothes one’s soul like nectar. Only with Sadguru’s blessings one can overcome these negativities. With intense and consistent effort one should try to remember God’s name with every breath. We all have our role model in Swamiji’s form…follow his foot steps…we are saved from this bhavasagar.

  8. Swamiji’s punchline “Bête khush raho” and “ Chotee chotee khushiyon kaa anand lo” serves as an immediate booster and provides a great deal of positivity.

    Thanks Swamiji for all your love and support 🙏

  9. मन की विविध अवस्थाऐं हैं।खुशी भी है तो दुःख भी है।उग्रता है तो नम्रता भी।प्रफुल्लता है तो अवसाद (depression) भी है।ये अवस्थायें है पर मनुष्य के पास अति विशिष्ट गुण है -स्वतन्त्र संकल्प (free will).इस गुण से वह हर स्थिति का सामना कर सकता है,बस कुछ समय लग जाता है। और इस सबसे परे है स्वामी जी का अमोघ मंत्र- “खुश रहो बेटा”।
    स्वामी जी के चरणों में नमन करता हूँ।

  10. Our Swamiji has all the sagacity and healing touch to drive anyone out from depression to deep happiness. You only have to follow and implement his wisdom pearls, dispensed to us, at regular intervals. Indeed, it is our dispassion towards the ephemeral and connection with the eternal that will give us true joy.

    Thank you Swamiji for all your encouragement and blessings. Grateful, as always.

  11. Depression is like a termite which has adversely affected our society. The precarious situation has aggravated with families moving apart, missing warmth and with no one there with who to discuss your problems. Swamiji’s thoughts and teachings brings in a ray of hope for all the troubled souls with a forewarning to all of us to stay happy and content even during hard times.
    Always in Gratitude for your blessings!!


    Utsubyō wa, watashitachi no shakai ni akueikyō o oyoboshite iru shiroari no yōna monodesu. Fuanteina jōkyō wa, kazoku ga hanarete idō shi, atataka-sa o ushinai, dare mo anata no mondai ni tsuite hanashiau aite ga inai tame ni akka shite imasu. Suwamiji no kangae to oshie wa, subete no mondai o kakaeta tamashī ni kibō no hikari o motarashimasu. Itsumo anata no shukufuku ni kansha shimasu! !

    افسردگی ایک دیمک کی طرح ہے جس نے ہمارے معاشرے کو بری طرح متاثر کیا ہے۔ خطرناک صورتحال کنبوں کے ساتھ الگ ہو کر رہ گئی ہے ، گرم جوشی سے محروم ہے اور وہاں موجود کوئی بھی نہیں ہے جس کے ساتھ آپ کی پریشانیوں پر تبادلہ خیال کیا جائے۔ سوامی جی کے افکار اور تعلیمات سے ہم سب پریشان حال لوگوں کے لئے امید کی کرن لائے ہیں اور ہم سب کو مشکل وقتوں میں بھی خوش اور مطمئن رہنا ہے۔
    آپ کی برکتوں کے لئے ہمیشہ شکر گزار ہوں !!

  12. Swamiji’s words “Khub kush raho” before keeping down the receiver or starting back from Darbar or during getting his blessings always reflects the in depth meaning and reality to stay in the bliss of happiness.. let’s seek and imbibe to overcome any shortcomings in our life… Jai Ajay Guru Devaya Namaha

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