Chapter 5: Trust Is Natural to Man
Jesus’ miracles happened because the people were very trusting. Once it happened: he was walking and a woman.a very poor woman, afraid and apprehensive about whether Jesus would treat her or not because he was always crowded by so many people.. The woman thought to herself, “Just touch Jesus’ garment from behind”.and she was cured.
Jesus looked back and the woman started thanking him. She fell at his feet and was very grateful. He said, “Don’t be grateful to me, be grateful to God. Your faith has healed you, not I.”
The world was deep in trust; people were rooted in faith. Then just the idea that “If Jesus touches my eyes they will be cured” - the very idea becomes the root cause of the cure. It is not that Jesus cures; if you are skeptical then Jesus can’t help, then he will not be able to cure you.
I was reading a story.
One day Jesus was running out of a town. A farmer working in his fields saw him running, so he inquired, “What is the matter? Where are you going?” But he was in such a hurry that he would not answer.
So the farmer followed him, stopped him after a while, and said, “Please tell me, I have become too curious. If you don’t tell me, then this will haunt me again and again. Why were you running? Where are you going? From whom are you escaping?”
Jesus said, “From a fool.”
The farmer started laughing. He said, “What are you saying? I know well that you have cured blind people, you have cured people who were almost dying. I have heard that you have cured people who were dead already! Can’t you cure a fool?”
Jesus said, “No. I tried, but I can’t because he is a fool and he won’t believe. I have cured all sorts of illnesses and I have never failed, but with this fool I have failed. He is following me and he says, ‘Cure me,’ but I have tried every way that I know and everything fails. That’s why I am escaping from the town.”
A fool cannot be cured.and a fool cannot be hypnotized. Ordinarily, amongst the common masses, the idea is prevalent that very intelligent people cannot be hypnotized. That is absolutely wrong. Only fools cannot be hypnotized, idiots cannot be hypnotized, mad people cannot be hypnotized. The greater the intelligence, the more possibility there is of your going deep into hypnosis - because in hypnosis your trust is needed, the first requirement is your trust. The first requirement is your cooperation, and an idiot, a madman, cannot cooperate and cannot trust.