The Depression Cure

Dr. Michael LaitmanOpinion: (Stephen S. Ilardi, Professor, the University of Kansas, “Most Americans work long hours, eat on the fly, and lead increasingly sedentary, isolated lives. Alongside this lifestyle, depression rates have skyrocketed: approximately 1 in 4 Americans will suffer from major depression at some point in their lives….

“Our bodies were never designed for the sleep-deprived, poorly nourished, frenzied pace of twenty-first century life.” That is, depression is the brain’s reaction to stress.

My Comment: Depression is a reaction to inner emptiness. A person can live through anything if only he can justify the misfortunes in his life. Then, difficulties enhance the effect of victories and achievements. The main cause of depression is a lack of motivation and purpose.

If the environment demonstrates special values ​​that are equally important to all members of society, a person feels that he is part of the society and acknowledges its goals as his. In this case, there is no void; public opinion gives him assurance that there is something to live for. If, however, the cause of depression is not removed, drug treatment is the only option.

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Kabbalists About Freedom Of Choice, Part 16

Dr. Michael LaitmanDear Friends, please ask questions about these passages from the great Kabbalists. The commentaries in brackets are mine.

The Freedom of the Collective and the Freedom of the Individual Are Equal

The general and the particular are equal, and likewise, our world resembles the upper one: Even within the smallest atom (molecule) of water, we find a complete system of sun and planets orbiting it, exactly as in the big world.

Similarly, within man, the inner part of the world, you will find all the images of the upper worlds: Atzilut, Beria, Yetzira, Assiya, as the Kabbalists have said that the Rosh is Atzilut, through the Chazeh it is Beria, from there to Tabur it is Yetzira, and below is Assiya.
– Baal HaSulam, “The Meaning of Conception and Birth”

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 08.02.11

Shamati #207 Receiving in Order to Bestow
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