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Story – Escape from Depression and Suicide by Making Others Happy

A story on how to escape from depression and suicide by making others happy.

A young man was suffering from severe depression without finding any meaning in life.

The only way open to him was to end his life, and he was going towards a river with that intention.

When he approached the bank of the river, he found some fish wriggling in despair, being swept to the ground by the current of water. Seeing their plight, he picked up one fish and put it back in water. Seeing the fish gleefully swim, it struck him that he could find meaning in life by making others happy. Then he gave up the idea of committing suicide and returned home.

Depression and suicide tendencies in people are mainly because they limit their world. The world is so vast, even bigger is nature and its miracles and even bigger is the glory of the Supreme Truth. Open up and change your mindset.

Story Source - The Psychological Aspects of Spiritual Life by Swami Nityasthananda – March 2016 issue of Prabuddha Bharata.