dakini_boi wrote:Depression is described in Western medicine as a physiological condition, for which psychiatric medicine is often prescribed. Of course, it's more complicated than being purely physiological, as the way our mind works plays a role - but it seems to be a continuum, and many health professionals think that for some people, it is a real physiological limitation that requires medicine to effectively treat. Now we know that realized masters are still subject to physiological problems, and often need to be medicated. If depression can in some cases be a purely physiological condition, does anyone know if there are realized masters who must be on psychiatric medication?
jeeprs wrote:I would be very surprised to know of 'realized masters' who suffered clinical depression, or needed psychiatric medicine. It's a contradiction. I would think a 'realized master' would understand there is nothing worth being depressed about.
ram peswani wrote:
The path of realized master towards Buddhahood leads to perfect physical and mental body.
A Buddha has 32 special perfect physically visible features and a perfect mental bodies at the back.
In fact someone writing on Lotus sutra mentioned chapter 27. In this chapter the celesial king when he presents himself before Buddha is astounded after seeing the Buddha physically. So much so that he surrenders his celesial kingdom to follow the path of Buddhahood. Whenever a person wants to select a master, physical attributes are easy signs to judge the master.
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