Me & my meds
Rosemary Donahue

If a disease starts from the outside, its vibrations echo all the way to the soul.

Suppose I throw a stone into a calm lake: a disturbance occurs only at the place where the stone hits the water, but the ripples produced reach the banks of the lake where the stone did not hit. Similarly, the ripples of whatsoever happens to our bodies reach our souls. And if clinical medicine treats only the body, then what will happen to those ripples which have reached the faraway banks? If we throw a stone in the lake and only pay attention to the place where the stone has hit the water creating a momentary impression, what will happen to all those ripples that now have their own existence, independent of the stone?

Once a man falls ill, the vibrations of the disease travel all the way to his soul, and that is why the disease often persists even after the body has been given treatment and is cured. The disease persists because its vibrations echo all the way to the person’s innermost being - and for this medical science has no solutions so far.

So medical science will always remain incomplete without meditation. We will be able to cure the disease but we will not be able to cure the patient. Of course, it is in the interest of the doctors that the patient is not cured, that only the disease is cured but the patient should keep coming back!

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