He who doesn’t care whether he earns more or less is at peace

Not bound by a name or fame

He is free from the sadness of this world

And most of all from himself.

Basketful of loaves of bread is on your head

And you beg for crumbs from door to door

Oh, man, go into your head and knock on your heart

Do not beg at every door

Don’t burden your spirit with cares of this body

Fear of death is but fear of meeting who we are

Without death life has no meaning

It will be a harvest left to rot

Your saying my name is my answer

Your longing for me is my message to you

All your attempts to reach me, are actually my attempts to reach you

Your venerations are your love, they are a noose in which I will be caught

The silence around every call “God” receives a thousand “I’m here” replies

 

Rumi said, “The beauty, wealth and fame are not rewards but trials.”

 

Strangely it may mean that beauty, wealth and fame that one has inherited and/or has acquired in this lifetime may lead to a stressful life ahead.  These can become their greatest enemies as they attract all sorts of unwanted people to the person.

 

Traditionally we have believed that our good deeds from past bring rewards in the form of comforts in this lifetime.  Having money, fame and beauty make life easier to live.

 

Swami Ramakrishna has described a little story – a crow picked up a frog from the earth and was flying high in the sky, and soon after he noticed that all the vultures nearby were coming towards him to attack him, realizing this he dropped the frog and all the vultures stopped chasing him and went down to get the frog.

 

Managing big money, fame, and beauty can be a big job and it takes away our freedom, but still, we don’t mind letting go of that freedom. It’s only later on, after we have acquired name and fame and money, that we realize how badly we crave for anonymity, freedom, and inner peace. The new testament quotes Jesus as saying that “it’s easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God.”

 

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PHQ-9 Score Summary

Score Depression severity Comments
0-4 Minimal or none Monitor; may not require treatment
5-9 Mild Use clinical judgment (symptom duration, functional impairment) to determine necessity of treatment
10-14 Moderate
15-19 Moderately severe Warrants active treatment with psychotherapy, medications, or combination
20-27 Severe

GAD-7 Score Summary

Score Symptom Severity Comments
7-10 Moderate Possible clinically significant condition
11-15 Moderately Severe Recomended consult doctor
>15 Severe Active treatment probably warranted

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