Disease: the view of Tibetan Buddhists

From a Buddhist perspective, the mind is the creator of both health and disease. In fact, he is the source of all our problems. The mind has no physical nature. He, from the point of view of Buddhists, is formless, colorless, sexless. E Problems or illnesses are compared to clouds covering the sun. Just as clouds temporarily obscure the sun, having no inherent nature, so our illnesses are temporary, and their causes can be eliminated.

It is hardly possible to find a person who is unfamiliar with the concept of karma (which literally means action). All our actions are imprinted in the stream of consciousness and have the potential to “sprout” in the future. These actions can be both positive and negative. It is believed that “karmic seeds” never pass by. To get rid of an already existing disease, we must take positive actions in the present. Buddhists believe that everything that happens to us now is the result of our previous actions, not only in this life, but also in past ones.

For lasting healing, we need If we do not clear our mind, then the disease comes back to us again and again. The main root of our problems and illnesses is selfishness, our inner enemy. Selfishness gives rise to negative actions and feelings, such as jealousy, envy, anger, greed. Selfish thoughts increase our pride, causing a feeling of envy towards those who have more than us, a feeling of superiority over those who have less than us, as well as a feeling of competition with those who are on an equal footing. And vice versa,

Tibetan medicine is quite popular and effective. It is based on herbal treatment, but its uniqueness lies in the fact that prayers and mantras are said during the preparation of medicines, filling them with energy. Blessed medicines and water have a more powerful effect, the more spiritually developed a person is who performs spiritual practices during preparation. There are cases when an enlightened Tibetan lama blows on the affected area of ​​the body, after which there is a cure or reduction of pain. Compassion is the power that heals.

One of the Buddhist methods: visualization of a glowing white ball above the head, which spreads light in all directions. Visualize the light spreading through your body, completely dissolving illnesses and problems. This visualization is even more effective when combined with mantra chanting. It is important to note that religious beliefs do not matter here.

Buddhism talks a lot about If someone is angry with us, we have a choice: get angry in response, or be grateful for the opportunity to practice patience and clear karma. This can take a long time.

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