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     Mental diseases due to lack of Seva.

Depression and mental diseases arise due to lack of Selfless service.

    In the previous page we saw that fragmented homes and  isolated human hearts are the prime reasons for all psychological illness. Research has shown that in the United States about 19 million people-one in ten adults-experience depression each year. Because women experience depression at roughly twice the rate of men,  researchers continue to explore how special issues unique to women-biological, life cycle, and psycho-social-may be associated with women's higher rate of depression. Modern researchers look at the facts at superficial level. They correlate hormonal levels with depression without understanding the reality that the hormonal levels are under the control of the mental status of an individual.

    Women experience depression at roughly twice the rate of men because of the major change in women's perspective in modern society. Women has qualities that men cannot match. It is how we have evolved. Man and Women have their own unique qualities. Women's greatest power is the quality of  "Motherliness".

     In Vedic tradition women were given the highest regard and status because of their qualities and their impact in society.  The qualities of patience, forgiveness, acceptance and  tolerance is not the weakness of women but her strength.  It is said that women does not need any technique for self realization because taking her of her family dis-regarding her own personal likes and dislikes was itself enough to transcend to the state of awareness.

    It does not mean that women have to bear with all injustice of society be if it were her own husband. Women were equally encouraged to revolt against injustice or oppression and such women are still honored and worshipped high. India's Goddesses are women who have revolted against injustice. Modern women have misunderstood their own qualities as weakness and hence confusion in relationships and so break down of families.

    Today in this technological age we have advanced to such a state that we are unable even to accommodate any personal relationship, that we used to nurture for centuries. We have become so selfish that we in the name of independent living we are sowing seeds of psychological illness in our minds. Number of people living alone is sky rocketing in modern societies. To live independently for the sake of gaining outer attachments is different from  doing it for aggrandizing our personal likes and dislikes or to implement personal choices. This has led to a sad state of abandoning relationships and orphaning our own kids. Single parenting is not a strength but  weakness, which we would discuss in parenting section.