If we become depressed then we can understand that we have really made a wrong choice. And you can of course start soul searching- ‘which choice was it? I don’t know! I can’t think of anything! And now I feel even worse!’ You can do that exercise but that’s not required. Just from now on start making the right choices because the opportunity will come again and again to choose for Krsna. So it means that we didn’t choose for Krsna, that’s why we are depressed. Start choosing for Krsna now and the depression will go. Depression is not really a vaisnava sport- wrestling, swimming is but not depression. People in the world suffer from depression but devotees should not have that problem. But if they do have that problem it means that they are not choosing for Krsna. Depression may be normal for a conditioned soul but not for us. It’s not part of our life…you just have to choose for Krsna.
(Kadamba Kanana Maharaja, August 2010, Sweden)