There are 3 types of recession and every recession can be classified into these categories
1. Permanent This type of recession is embedded and manifests sooner or later. Actually all growth is a recession in a sense because there are self-limiting parameters which will suppress any growth. In Nature, there is no divergent growth. There are exponential growth but first law of thermodynamics ensures that a part of the cause will have a negative feedback into the cause itself. This prevents any system running at 100% efficiency. If we look deeper, we find that what we call ‘growth of our body’ from babyhood to old age is nothing but a recession culminating into a singularity – death.
2. Temporary This kind of recession appears in cycles and there are epi-cycles. These can be triggered by various factors and be rest assured – none knows the complete picture including think-tanks and highly paid experts. One of the advantages of speaking and being paid for such themes is that none can objectively challenge anything because of the vastness and utter complexity of it. You shall also smell a rotting smell of ‘impersonal-ism’ into such explanations and discussions.
3. Internal – This is the recession type which is beyond the scope and competence of 99.99% of recession experts, economists, think-tanks and such experts. This is the subtlest type but controls the other two. Internal recession, on individual plane can be completely independent of the other two. For example, in the heady days of 2000-2006, a close friend of mine was scared because he was finding ‘disconnect’ everywhere and this pre-science made him scared and apprehensive of things to come. He was living a recession in one of the ‘shining’ phase. Another friend of mine was jubilant as he was figuring how to exploit the downturn in Indian economy and he is living a boom time while we in India are officially having a bad economic phase.
The greatest damage of the recession is not economic. It is psychic where a person finds crushed by a sense of impersonal and blind force. There are shadows and whispers, people and powerful people but no one seems accountable for anything. The whole edifice seems to crumble and a void appears – the void of impersonal auto-piloting.
I shall quote one mantras from Vedic Literature – India’s eternal wealth transcendental to all recession and explains, at the most fundamental level why recession appears and why there cannot be any solution on the same platform :
daivi hy esa guna-mayi / mama maya duratyaya
mam eva ye prapadyante /mayam etam taranti te
This divine energy of Mine, consisting of the three modes of material nature, is difficult to overcome. But those who have surrendered unto Me can easily cross beyond it.
[The Bhagavad Gita As it Is by Srila Prabhupada – http://www.asitis.com/7/14.html]
This tells why we cannot completely overcome recession of any type on the same platform these are manifested.