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How to Really Cure Disease ?



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(Compiled from notes on lectures of H. H. Mahavishnu Goswami)

Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev.

Recently I was going through the diary which contained my conversations with our beloved Gurudev, HDG Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj. I seek the permission of the devotees to allow me to share an excerpt from one of the conversations. I will try and list down the points which I had taken down on my note book.

Maharaj was speaking very powerfully on how each and every living entity can practically cure their material diseases. Maharaj was referring to Srimad Bhagavatam 4.21.31.

yat-paada-sevaabhir ucis tapasvinaam
ashesha-janmopacita m malam dhiyah
sadyah kshinoty anvaham edhatee satee
yathaa padaagushtha- vinihsrtaa sarit

"By the inclination to serve the lotus feet of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, suffering humanity can immediately cleanse the dirt which has accumulated in their minds during innumerable births. Like the Ganges water, which emanates from the toes of the lotus feet of the Lord, such a process immediately cleanses the mind, and thus spiritual or Krishna consciousness gradually increases."

"In you country we see, it's all about medicines. Please we must throw these medicines out of our lives. There is even something called water therapy. By drinking water or applying water we get cured. No medicines. Even though there is so much pollution the Ganges gets cleared within a distance of 200m. It has so much medicinal effects. The thing is if we really want to cure our disease we should try and follow at least one verse from Bhagavatam for the rest of our lives, if not we are useless. You are just wasting your time, you can't even follow one verse properly, that is why the diseases are always there. Then what you do? You run to the medicine. What is going to happen will happen, what will not happen will never happen. This we must understand. Please save yourself from these medicines.

In our food pipes and intestines and also our mouth we have antiseptic liquid. Our saliva itself is antiseptic. The taps in our mouth are automatically released when eating, but we don't have time to relish Krishna in our mouths. Then we complain and run to the medicines. The thing is we are completely artificial. We do Narasimha Kavaca then we go for treatment and when we are cured we call ourselves good devotees. We don't have faith at all. We ask Krishna to save us, but we don't accept when He comes. Our faith is artificial. We must have full faith. Even now we can save ourselves from these medicines. Taking medicine has become a habit, but even as a habit we should keep it to the minimum. Don't pour into your mouth more than required.

We should just take to Sankirtan. Sankirtan clears the dirt. When we wash the cloth it is clean, and when we wear it, we look nice. So when we do devotional service we become very nice looking. But you do artificial devotional service. Please don't lie about devotional service. The more clean our life is then Krishna willing we will live longer. Keep smiling if not Krishna will take the smile away. It's a horrible state when Krishna takes the life out of your limbs. The real medicine I tell you is there when you drink the nectarean juice of Bhakti through the pages of Bhagavatam. When you have time please go to Bhagavatam. Please don't go to the technology.

And also if we want to be healthy we should never pre-suppose living entities. One day that person will be bad and the next day he will be good. Everyone is a slave of maya. What can they do? Don't be bothered. When you are bothered you are anxious and the disease is there. And please in your heart of hearts you should always be completely detached. No attachment. May Lord Krishna bless you. So no more medicines and complete detachment. Please look to these things."

Prabhus and mathajis please kindly pray that i may be able to follow Gurudev's loving instructions. Sometimes living entities like myself are involved in self destruction by not following the orders of the spiritual master. Please kindly pray.

Thank you very much.
Your servant,
Madan Mohan das,



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  • Maha Vishnu Swami was just in hospital getting Western medical help but has said - "In you country we see, it's all about medicines. Please we must throw these medicines out of our lives. No medicines.''

    If Western medicine is nonsense, why did he go to them for a cure in the first place?

    Why didn't he and so many other big Gurus like Indradyumna Swami with his cancer scare, Gopal Krishna Swami with his open heart surgery, Mukunda Maharaj with bye pass heart surgery, and a many more, go to some big Ayurvedic doctor?

    The answer is simple, Ayurvedic medicine is mostly useless in this day and age of Kali-yuga and should be avoided, like they have all done lol.

    My dear Godbrother is a hypocrite with what he is telling others here. In fact what Maha Vishnu Swami says is dangerous, he is irresponsible to advise others with this nonsense comment -

    Maha Vishnu Swami - ''Please we must throw these medicines out of our lives. No medicines. You are just wasting your time, you can't even follow one verse properly, that is why the diseases are always there. Then what you do? You run to the medicine. What is going to happen will happen, what will not happen will never happen. This we must understand. Please save yourself from these medicines''.

    I have been to these Ayurvedic "so called doctors" myself living in India, most just want your money and know nothing, their concocted medicines are useless, even dangerous because they are full of all kinds of bacterial and viruses.

    In India I had a shoulder operation to stop it dislocating at Krishnanagar Hospital and the government paid for the operation that was a perfect success.

    The nonsense Ayurvedic medicines and methods could NOT heal this, they are totally useless and the Indian doctor told me that science was lost long ago and avoid them today.

    So please do not take Maharaj's advise here seriously, going to a Western doctor and taking Western medicine CAN save your life, many naive devotees are unnecessarily dying because of these ignorant comments said by Maharaj.

    And remember, it was at the end of Prabhupada personal presents on this planet he did not want to go to a hospital. It was because of his advanced age he knew he could die anytime and did not want to die in a Hospital.

    Prabhupada does say in Srimad Bhagavatam 4.21.31 Purport.

    Srila Prabhupada - ''In India, one can actually see that a person who takes a bath in the Ganges waters daily is almost free from all kinds of diseases. A very respectable brāhmaṇa in Calcutta never took a doctor’s medicine. Even though he sometimes felt sick, he would not accept medicine from the physician but would simply drink Ganges water, and he was always cured within a very short time. The glories of Ganges water are known to Indians and to ourselves also. The River Ganges flows by Calcutta. Sometimes within the water there are many stools and other dirty things which are washed away from neighboring mills and factories, but still thousands of men take baths in the Ganges water, and they are very healthy as well as spiritually inclined. That is the effect of Ganges water. The Ganges is glorified because it emanates from the toes of the lotus feet of the Lord'' (Srimad Bhagavatam 4.21.31 Purport)

    However, based on the historical evidence of diseases in West Bengal, it seems only rare devotees above can benefit from this based on faith in Vedic teachings.

    One may humbly and rightfully ask, if the Ganges is so purifying, why didn't it save the 20 million people who died around West Bengal between 1918 and 1920 from Influenza Spanish flu, the highest deaths from all Countries.

    Or from the Cholera pandemic in West Bengal in the 1870s that killed 23 million people, or the recent Smallpox outbreak in West Bengal in 1974 that killed 15000 people.

    This is Kali-yuga and Vedic science of medicine (the teachings of Danvantari) has been long lost.

    During the great flu pandemic in India from 1918 to 1920, Indian Brahmins tried everything, from chanting mantras including the the Hare Krishna mantra, encouraging people to drink and bath in Ganges water, allowing smoke from Cow dung to enter homes, putting Tulsi leaf on those infected and performing constant prayer.

    And yes, with some rare individuals with who had strong faith in these methods (very important to understand this) it worked.

    However, in the other 99% of infected people, these methods NEVER worked, still 20 million Indians died from Influenza, the highest amount of deaths for one country on this planet.

    Google the Indian Flu pandemic 1918/1920 or the Indian Smallpox epidemic of 1898, and see for yourself.

    And we cannot deny the fact that both the Spanish Influenza, Smallpox, Diphtheria and Cholera have since been eradicated, NOT by Vedic mantras or other methods including burning Cow dung or drinking Ganges water, but with modern vaccines.

    Like it or not, these are the facts.

    Prabhupada's example of avoiding Hospitals is Not for everyone, especially the young, but still fools want to imitate Prabhupada and deny medical help and care.

    Prabhupada told us this, and me personally, to see Western doctors when sick.

    Hare Krishna, your servant Gauragopala Dasa ACBSP.
  • Hare krishna

    Just wonderful!

    practising yoga and pranayama for half an hour every day will definitely keep the body healthy. As food is medicine, taking only prasadam will stop the body and mind getting diseasesd. modern medicine is in mode of rajogun and tamogun with side effects. They have been tested on animals and make them suffer. Therefore taking medicine gets us entangled in bad karma. Herbal remedies are more effective although takes slightly longer to heal. The modern medicine sometimes only supress the symptoms of the disease.


  • so very true i am suddenly having backache i dont believe the modern medicine but i have no alternataive there are doctors who do relieve our pain temporalilty but it comes back now i understood krihna mahamantra can cleanse that also permanentlhy,yet why the pain came in the first palce
  • thanx for such a nice post prabhu...
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