Cold Depression. ~ Sarvasmarana Nithya

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In the philosophy of Kundalini yoga, depression is not considered a psychological problem it is seen as an energy problem.

Here in the West depression is on the rise and suicide is up at an alarming rate amongst teens. There is a profound feeling of emptiness, hopelessness and despair no matter what is happening in our lives. We could have everything going our way but inside still remains a void. An insatiable black hole that cannot be satisfied.

Like a drug addict getting his next high. When one accomplishment is achieved we feel the high for a short amount of time, then the crash and burn comes. We feel empty again so we set out for the next the next big high and so the vicious cycle continues. It’s like a dog chasing it’s own tail. Round and round we go, a perpetual series of unhappiness. Even before we start enjoying what we have, we are already strategizing on how we can get more.

Our mind is always saying ‘what next?’  We don’t enjoy having, our joy becomes the chase. These wants are endless and create suffering in our being.

In our modern day culture the solutions seems to be to take the ‘magic pill.’ There is a pill for everything these days. We have been conditioned by society to continuously seek outside of ourselves. Whether that be through another person, fame, money, success, social status or external objects.

Instant gratification is the game we play with ourselves only leaving us more and more empty. Spiritual masters have also called this seeking outside of ourselves “Depression of Success.”

The truth of the matter is we are all born ‘identity less.’ We start forming our identity or ego as a child and start viewing life through these false filters or rose colored glasses. Our ego was there to protect us from harm or danger however, through out the course of our life we forget that we are wearing these rose colored glasses and continue living our life through these filters.

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The ego always wants you looking outside of yourself, distracting you from your true power. It is highly critical in these times we go inside and unleash our own inner energy, which has an unlimited reserve.

Cold depression is the dismantling of the ego. It is part of the process to become fully conscious.

The ego is angry that it does not have the same impact and influence that it had on you before.

Cold depression is also a build up anger, frustration and self-hatred.

It’s the reality that you have been betraying your own consciousness. All those times you chose the voice of the ego instead of your own true self.

Kundalini yoga is the science of inner energy. It allows you to tap into your own innate energy so you are not seeking outside of yourself.

Meditation and Kriyas are the tools to resurrect and energize you so that you can start to tap into your infinite resources and express your true being once and for all.

The time has come to relinquish our old identity as it is not working for us anymore it is only causing more and more suffering, pain and despair. We need to free ourselves from the self-imposed bondage that we created and start living our true purpose.

When we courageously start bringing more and more awareness and recognizing the cunning games the ego plays the more it will lose its power over us. This may sound surprising to hear but deep down we are afraid of our higher identity, we are afraid of our higher frequency. We have been living a lie our whole lives and have invested so much into this ‘pseudo identity’ we would not know how to operate without it running our lives.

If we did not have this familiar, comfortable, cozy identity to hold onto what we do? What would be there? How would we act? What would happen to my life? What about my family? My job? This concept seems too unobtainable, that idea of enlightenment (living in the space of no identity) seems only possible for the ascetic yogi’s in the Himalayas and it is not possible for us.

When we start disrespecting our ego this becomes the springboard into jumping into our higher identity. When we start having tremendous dis-respect for it looses its power over us.

The frequency is which you live is responsible for your suffering. When we establish ourselves in our higher identity our frequency changes thus expressing tremendous creative energy to fulfill our life’s purpose. From this point our life takes off and explodes into higher dimensions beyond our wildest dreams!


Edited by: Hayley Samuelson


Sarvasmarana is spiritual sadhaka and enlightenment junkie sharing and expressing the Divine that lives within. She has been living in India back forth for the past few years living and studying with her guru Paramahamsa Nithyananda who is a rare living incarnation from South India. When Sarvasmarana is not teaching yoga, meditation, Kriyas (specific yogic techniques to achieve healing or enlightenment) or offering intuitive advice she is either levitating (Yes levitating!) or volunteering at the Nithyananda Vedic Temple in Los Angeles. Sarvasmarana also writes for other yogic publications and is the author of the upcoming book “From Inner Sleeping to Inner Awakening”. She believes that when one transforms oneself, we are transforming the entire Cosmos.






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Sarvasmarana Ma Nithya is spiritual activist and enlightenment junkie sharing and expressing the Divine that lives within. She has lived in India, off and on, the last few years while studying with her guru Paramahamsa Nithyananda—a rare living incarnation from South India. Sarvasmarana is a Soul Purpose Facilitator and utilizes intuitive guidance to help you cause your reality. She believes that when one transforms oneself, we are transforming the entire cosmos. You can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter and her blog.


25 Responses to “Cold Depression. ~ Sarvasmarana Nithya”

  1. satroopini says:

    It is great to have some understanding on how and why many are facing cold depression in these times of great transformation. Look forward to reading your upcoming book.

    • Sarvasmarana says:

      Thanks Satroopini. Whenever the planet goes through a major change and energy frequency humanity enters in what is called a gray period on the planet and the ancients say this period will last until 2038. During this time humanity will experience lower thoughts per second or TPS which less inner chatter and a more peaceful state of being. However, if we are not prepared for these lower thoughts we may misinterpret these gaps in between thoughts as depression. This is why meditation prepares the mind & body to handle the higher frequency that the planet is experiencing.

  2. Sheed says:

    Nice article! You have summed up cold depression in a teaching sort of way that clicked with me and even uplifted me the very moment I read this. May I ask who is your spiritual guru? and where do you teach?

  3. Paul says:

    Thank you for sharing these deep insights. Is there any meditation or Kriya to come out of this Cold Depression?.

  4. Iverson says:

    Congratulations Sarvasmara this is indeed a great piece very insightful & encouraging keep up the good work.

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  6. gopal raman says:

    Cnogratulations Sarvasmarana,
    A great article which is interesting ,informative and you mention about the 'depression of success' , a lot of people are suffering from all over the world. Your attempt to compare a 'child' in blissful state to an adult suffering from 'depression of success' unconscious state sums up all. Yes, we are all looking for outside help rather than looking inside. Buddha's famous meditation technique is "Look in". A lot of truth in this article and 'diamonds' are hidden within. Please write more of these article so that you can make a difference in their life by binging more 'awareness '. great!!

    • From Inner Sleeping to Inner Awakening says:

      Thx Gopal. Yes, the time has come when we all need to 'look in' and stop seeking outside of ourselves. The truth is we are all pure consciousness but we have forgotten our true state. Only by infusing deep awareness into all or our actions ,that we come out of our darkness and experience bliss, the Divine that lives in each one of us.

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  8. ValCarruthers says:

    Excellent article, Sarvasmarana. The potential for humanity to experience TPS in a positive way is vast. Thank you for bringing your voice to to the forefront on this hidden aspect of existence and enlightenment. My recent EJ post also looked at the teachings on ego death:….

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  10. Jnanamaya says:

    Great article Sarvasmarana! Can you please comment on what has helped you the most with dealing with 'cold depression'? Thanks!

    • From Inner Sleeping to Inner Awakening says:

      Thanks Jnanamaya,

      I have done lot's of mediation techniques with my Master to conquer depression in my life. However, i have to say the kriyas he has now developed and guaranteed to cure most ailments if done properly and sincerely. This link I am sharing if specifically for the depression kriya.….
      You can also check out what Swamiji said about the planetary shifts happening in 2012.
      Let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks for the inquiry.

  11. Harshita says:

    What a great, informative article, thank you. So many people are depressed, but don't want to admit it either to themselves and/or to others, our society has put a label on it that causes people to withdraw and feel alone. Understanding that what we label as 'depression' is beyond a word, a single cause, is indeed a powerful gift of knowledge to share. I think this article will inspire many to look beyond the conditioning of labels and look within to understand it is ego and wrong understanding that have caused many to surrender to what we have been 'taught'. The understanding that it just takes a shift of energy, a shift of awareness to break out of the cycle is amazing, thanks for sharing the kriya! Powerful, easy and quickly transformative…and free…wow. thank you!

    • From Inner Sleeping to Inner Awakening says:

      Hi Harshita,
      Yes awareness is pretty much all it takes. However, most us are unconscious and continuously grasping outside of ourselves. My main intention behind this article was to inform those who may be experiencing lower thoughts per second and misunderstand it for depression. If we are prepared and educated we can relax into the process.

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  13. mike may says:

    Thank You Sarvasmarana. Your article more than resonates, it reminds one of the beautiful journey awaiting us if we only look within and be open to loving who we will always be. Ourselves.

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