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Q&A: Can meditation help cure physical ailments such as high blood

Can meditation help cure physical ailments such as high blood pressure?

Meditation means conscious awareness of our source. When we meditate, we consciously try to go to the source, which is all perfection. Our source is God, our source is truth, our source is light. Meditation takes us to our source, where there is no imperfection, no ailment. And where is the source? It is within us. When we meditate, what result do we get in the outer life? We make our mind calm and quiet. It is almost impossible for most human beings to have peace of mind. He who does not have peace of mind is a veritable beggar; he is like a monkey in a human body. He has no satisfaction. But if we get peace of mind for one fleeting second, we feel we have accomplished a lot in life. When we have peace of mind, our vital and our body become peaceful; and where there is peace there is no disharmony. It is only in the world of anxiety, dissatisfaction, tension and confusion that there is disharmony. Otherwise, there would be no ailments.

High blood pressure, heart failure and all the diseases that we notice in God's creation are due to the presence of negative forces. These negative forces can be overcome only when we surrender to the positive force. When we meditate, we try to become a perfect channel for the positive force. The positive force is light, and the negative force is darkness. The positive force is love, not hatred. The positive force is belief, not disbelief. At each moment in our life the positive force helps us because it takes us consciously to our destination, which is perfection.

If our mind is calm and quiet, if our vital is dynamic, if our body is conscious of what it is doing, then we are inside the palace of satisfaction, where there can be no disease, no suffering, no imperfection, no obstruction to our abiding peace, abiding light, abiding satisfaction. Meditation is a means; it is a way; it is a path. If we walk along this path, then we reach our destination, which is all perfection.