I choose the company of Gnani!!!
Believe me, this is the LIVE source of inspiration and peaceful thoughts!
Let me share with you this video at https://www.dadabhagwan.tv/Home/Video/Depression+in+Gujarati - it will help you understand what I am trying to say. Not sure if you follow this language though?? But even if you don’t, never mind, just read on, for here’s what’s going on in the video...

A young boy, who is highly depressed at this point in time, and is in search of some workable solution that can help him come out of his problem somehow, has come to Gnani and he is explaining to Him what he is going through right now.

He explains, “Nowadays, no matter what I do, everything is going wrong. As a result I have lost hope, I prefer to stay in isolation, and I experience a lot of pain...”
Now, let’s listen to what Gnani tells him in return....
This is always because of one’s unfolding karma.
Just like night follows day, so will the day not follow night? Would night remain all life?

See, didn’t the night follow the day? Were you not happy and fine the other day? And then, this bad time arrived. So one should always be prepared that since things are going wrong right now, good times are about to come next! Let me give you an example...

On this highway, say, the construction work is going on in full swing, they dig the roads, lay tracks, build big bridge, etc. Now, during this time, the public that has to commute on that highway - will it be facing problems or would it be very happy? They actually have go through a lot of hassles, isn’t it? The broad lanes become one-way, there are traffic jams, on return it takes more than an hour and a half,...

But what’s going on in people’s mind? They think that once all this work gets completed in the next three years, thereafter there will be a lot of facility.
Therefore, when you are passing through a bad patch, you should not be unhappy. Think that now good days will come in future and be happy.

And what should one do when there comes a bad phase in life? One should be more involved in spirituality and lesser into worldly business.
So, whenever you are caught amidst worldly problems, remain more in the company of Gnani (satsang)! Take refuge in religion. Never think of expanding business, taking more loans from people, banks, etc. during bad times. On the contrary you should shrink at that time. Give more time to religious activities instead.

And if you come in this satsang of Dada Bhagwan, Gnani gives you, in your hand, the master key to solve all your problems. Eg. Everyday chant the name of God for 10 minutes, adjust things in this fashion, repent for your past mistakes as a result of which you are having to face bad times today, ask from God strength in particulars areas where you find yourself weak – Gnani provides you with all such solutions.

Hence, you do not have to fear any bit.
Whenever problems or failures come in our life, these failures are actually moulding us into stronger human beings. You must say, “Oh! Let me find out where did I go wrong in this particular situation, why did adverse circumstances come in my life, how can I adjust in the current situation, how do I solve this problem.”
To teach us all of this, Nature sends us adverse circumstances.

And in Dada Bhagwan’s language, these adverse circumstances are actually called ‘vitamin’, while favourable circumstances are called ‘food’. Does food hold more value or vitamin? Then when we are served vitamin, why should we feel at loss? Decide, “I want to gain from this situation.”

We do not want to fall in depression, suffering, isolation, helplessness and fear at all.
Instead, we want to bring solution to our problems. Why do these speed-breakers contain the speed of vehicles? - to make people unhappy or in order to save people from accident?

Then, why should you crib, “This speed-breaker came in between and my speed reduced.” You should understand that Nature is trying to save you, so that going ahead, you don’t get hurt, and you don’t meet with an accident.
Thus, when this speed-breaker has come in our life naturally, let us take adjustment. Increase your stay in the company of Gnani (attend satsangs of Gnani), enhance your understanding and arrive at the solution!

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Author's Bio: 

Ambalal M. Patel was a civil contractor by profession. In June 1958, spontaneous Self-Realization occurred within Ambalal M. Patel. From this point on, Ambalal became a Gnani Purush, and the Lord that manifest within him became known as Dada Bhagwan. A Gnani Purush is One who has realized the Self and is able help others do the same. Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan used to go from town to town and country-to-country to give satsang (spiritual discourse) and impart the knowledge of the Self, as well as knowledge of harmonious worldly interactions to everyone who came to meet him. This spiritual science, known as Akram Vignan, is the step-less path to Self-realization.