--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, "greentealeaf111" 
> How could handle a friend with depression, without becoming 
> depressed?  What is the Zen teaching on depression?

Depends on what you mean by "handle."  If they want to get out of it, 
it's really something they have to do themselves.  

As far as a "zen teaching on depression" it's really just like any 
emotion.  You just need to be 100% aware of it, observe it mindfully 
and continue your practice (zazen or whatever).  Emotions are just 
physiological storms in your body.  Depression is kind of a monsoon!

If you are worried about "catching" it from another person when you 
are trying to help them, mindfulness/awareness is really your guard 
against that.


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