On the 3
types of Persons similar to Sick People:
The Blessed Buddha once
There are these three kinds of bodily sick people:
One, who will recover
by himself, even without any doctor
or any medicine..
will never recover, even if treated by the best doctor & best medicine..
will only recover if treated by right medicine and a good doctors
It is for the sake of this last person, that doctors work and medicine is
It is similar with those mentally infected by illness
of greed, hate and ignorance!
There are these three kinds of mentally sick people:
One will cure
and free himself, even without meeting this Buddha-Dhamma...
One will never be cured, even if taught this Dhamma by the Buddha himself...
One will be cured & freed, if & only if, being thoroughly taught this
It is for the sake of this last type of person, that this Dhamma should be
The Best Doctor treating one of his
disciples for a physical illness.
Mental Dis-Ease is found in almost all
The Kammic Causes of Disease:
Source (abbreviated excerpt):
The Numerical Sayings of the Buddha.
Anguttara Nikāya. Sutta
The sick [I:120] Gilānā