Can sickness be cured without medicine?

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Can sickness be cured without medicine?

Post by SarathW » Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:55 am

Can sickness be cured without medicine?

Once when Venerable Girimananda was sick, then the Buddha said to Ven. Ananda:
If you, Ananda, would go to Ven. Girimananda & explain to him the 10 experiences,
it may be that Girimananda's illness will be cured instantly!
And which are these ten experiences? They are:
1: The experience of Impermanence, and inconstancy (Anicca-Sañña).
2: The experience of No-Self, Egolessness, and Impersonality (Anatta-Sañña).
3: The experience of Disgust, Loathsomeness, and Foulness (Asubha-Sañña).
4: The experience of Danger, Damage, and Disadvantage (Adinava-Sañña).
5: The experience of Leaving Behind, Removal, and Giving up (Pahana-Sañña).
6: The experience of Disillusion, Dispassion, and Detachment (Viraga-Sañña).
7: The experience of Ceasing, Stilling, and Final Finishing (Nirodha-Sañña).
8: The experience of Disappointment with entire world (Sabbaloka-Anabhirati-Sañña).
9: The experience of Transience of all formations (Sabbasankharesu Anicca-Sañña).
10: The experience of Breathing Awareness (Anapanasati-Sañña).
Having learnt and fully memorized these ten experiences from the Blessed Buddha,
the Venerable Ananda went to the Venerable Girimananda and recited these ten
experiences to him. Then as soon as the Venerable Girimananda heard these ten
experiences explained, his illness instantly subsided! This was thus the way
the Venerable Girimananda was cured, and could rise from his sick-bed.... ... .than.html ... 80#p285815
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Re: Can sickness be cured without medicine?

Post by Ben » Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:35 am

Greetings Sarath,
I think it has been fairly well established in medical circles that one's state of mind has a direct bearing on one's health and Wellbeing. There are a number of lifestyle changes that can have a dramatic impact on how health and Wellbeing and they are being recognised as such in a branch of medicine known as complimentary medicine.
Having said that, I do not advocate the abandoning of a medical treatment without first consulting professional clinicians.
Kind regards,
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Can sickness be cured without medicine?

Post by Buliwo » Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:01 pm

I also remember reading stories (Hopefully not just that!) Of a series of terminally ill people who went to certain islands in Greece to live out the rest of their days.... only to make a full recovery!


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Re: Can sickness be cured without medicine?

Post by upekha » Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:13 am

Hi Sarath,

Have a look at this link.

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