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Is nonviolence compatible with self-defense? The answer is yes, but waging war with another country is not self-defense. It is either retaliatory or preemptive.


In response to Donald Green's comment above, please try the art of living foundation's part 1 and part 2 courses. You shld be able to find one locally in NY at

The core of the practice known as Sudarshan Kriya has helped lot of individuals to get rid of depression and anxiety.



Have you considered Islam. Have you atteneded a mosque and go spend real time with Muslims.


Hola Donald, comprendo que te sientas deprimido con todo lo que está pasando en el mundo, pero no hace falta salir fuera para encontrar la paz y la serinidad incluso el amor, todo está dentro de tí, debes conectar en tus meditaciones con tu ser superior y visualizar el mundo, tu mundo tal y como lo querrías, desechar los pensamientos que te torturan y introducir en tu vida todo lo que te haga sentir bien. contacta con personas que les guste la naturaleza, que hagan salidas a la montaña y que les encante compartir pequeñas actividades, puedes acudir a clubs de excursionistas, personas que hagan yoga en grupo , todo ello en la zona donde vives. Y creeme, la vida es maravillosa y cuando veas una flor un animal piensa que están cerca de ti, para que veas lo hermosa que es la vida. Te aconsejo que tengas un animal de compañía, son muy fieles y nobles. espero que te sirva de algo mi mensaje. adios y Suerte seguro que saldrás de esta crisis.

donald Green

Hi Please help me. I am now living in upstate NY. At 55, I suffer from depression so bad that I am on disability I have officially lived with this illness since 40 but have actually had it all my life. I have it bad and contemplate suicide on a regular basis. I am a straight white male with a longtime record of failures and a loser image and attitude. I cannot get along with the world as is or the people. I am looking for a place to go to escape the world as much as possible. I lived in NYC and did yoga and I was in the best shape of my life but still had the mental problems. I have no friends nor any relatives that I care to be around. Please help me find a place in this world where I can go and just learn to relax and escape from my depression. Be surrounded by helpful loving people which I have never been a part of and help the community in my own little way without the pressure. I just want to be part of a family that works with each other, loves each other and has no fear or competition between each other. Does such a place exist in this world? Please help. don

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