Depression


Understanding Depression ~ Jeff Foster

“The word “depressed” is spoken phonetically as “deep rest”. We can view depression not as a mental illness, but on a deeper level, as a profound state of deep rest, entered into when we are completely exhausted by the weight of our own identity.” – Jeff Foster

We are not in control ~ Jeff Foster

“We are not in control. Everything is dying from the moment it is born, as the Buddha taught. Everything is made of crystal. And therein lies our greatest sorrow and deepest depression, but also our greatest potential for joy and liberation.” – Jeff Foster

Human Effort ~ Atmananda Krishna Menon

The human effort consists of creating bondage for oneself, clinging fast to it, and wanting to become free without giving up bondage itself. ― Atmananda Krishna Menon