Since over a year I've this disconnect with everything around me, people and work and everything else and now, sometimes have suicidal thoughts.

I wish to stay away from all this and find a meaning to life. I don't have much money with me.

I want to stay at a temple or some similar institution for some time, maybe a year or two, maybe longer. Is there any such institution where I can stay.

What policy does ISKON follow? I am willing to do work or volunteer for their activities etc but I can't spend much money. Please suggest if I should post this to some other site if Hinduism.SE isn't appropriate.

I'm a 25 year old boy in India.

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    I think you are looking for spiritual guidance. Then you need guru. Search for a good ashram. You can also be like sevak who keep the temples clean.
    – Mr_Green
    Aug 24, 2014 at 5:23
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    I don't think this is a valid question for the site. I'll keep it open for now, will raise a question on meta and then decide to close your question.
    – Mr. Alien
    Aug 24, 2014 at 5:45
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    Who deleted my answer? At least convert it to comment. Aug 24, 2014 at 10:22
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    Nobody should delete answers unless severely downvoted. If someone has privileges to delete, they should not be misused. If you don't like it, it doesn't mean you should delete it, just downvote it and see if the community thinks the same. On stackexchange, bad answers sink to the bottom, not disappear. Without down votes, it should not even be possible to delete. Also, just one person should not even be able to delete anything, community should decide.
    – user714
    Aug 24, 2014 at 11:12
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    Dear User214 - Hope you are doing well. Did you find an answer to your question? Please visit your local Ramakrishna Mission or Sringeri and seek the guidance of the gurus there. You can even write a letter to Sringeri jagadguru in detail or even just pray mentally. The gurus will give you answers. Please be well. It is not at all wise to commit suicide as it will have severe long term ramifications on your soul. Please reply to this comment if you are doing reasonably well. I am sorry I saw your post only now.
    – user1195
    Feb 11, 2015 at 9:23


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