Chapter 5: Trust Is Natural to Man
Jesus could do miracles. Those miracles were simple; they happened because people were trusting. If you can trust, then the mind starts functioning from within, spreads to the body and changes everything. But if you can’t trust, then nothing can help. Even ordinary medicine helps you because you trust it. There has been an observation that whenever a new medicine is invented it works very well for six months to two years - people are affected by it - but after six months, eight months, ten months, it doesn’t work so well. Physicians have been worried - what happens?
Whenever a new medicine is invented you believe in it more than in an old medicine. Now you know the panacea is there “.and I will be helped by it.” And you are helped! The trust in a new medicine, a new discovery, helps. They talk about it on TV, on the radio, in the newspapers, and there is a climate of trust and hope. But after a few months, when many people have taken it - and a few fools have also taken it, which cannot be helped - then a suspicion arises..“Because this man has taken the medicine and nothing happened.” These fools then create an anti-climate, and after a while the medicine loses its effect.
Even more than medicine, the physician helps if you trust him. Have you watched that whenever you are ill and the doctor comes, if you trust the doctor then you feel relief just by his coming? He has not given any medicine up to now, he has just been checking your body - blood pressure, this and that - and already you feel that fifty percent of the disease is gone. A man you can trust has come. Now there is no need to carry the burden on yourself, you can leave it to him and he will see to it. If you don’t trust the physician, he cannot do anything.
In medicine, they call a certain false medicine a placebo. It is just water or something which has nothing to do with the illness, but if it is given to you by a physician you trust it helps as much as the real medicine; there is no difference. Mind is more powerful than matter; mind is more powerful than the body.
And Jesus went about all Galilee,
teaching in their synagogues,
and preaching the gospel of the kingdom,
and healing all manner of sickness
and all manner of disease
among the people.
And his fame went throughout all Syria:
and they brought unto him
all sick people that were taken
with divers diseases and torments,
and those which were possessed with devils
and those which were lunatic,
and those that had the palsy;
and he healed them.
And there followed him great multitudes of
people from Galilee, and from Decapolis,
and from Jerusalem, and from Judaea,
and from beyond Jordan.
Jesus was less a teacher and more a healer. A healer not only of the body, not only of the mind, but of the soul also. He was a physician, a physician of the soul. That’s how every master has to be.
You are divided within yourself, you are fragmentary, you are not whole. If you become whole, you will be healed. If the tensions for the future and the accumulated tensions of the past disappear from within you, you will be healed, your wounds will disappear. If you can be in the present you will be whole, fully alive, utterly alive, and a deep delight will happen to you.