Occult healing has a wider scope than what is generally understood. It is not limited to a healer and his patient. Healing can be brought about indirectly in a larger measure to benefit the community as a whole. A true healer engages in building a healthier ambience around a community. He cannot be narrow in his thinking, to heal the sick as the latter approaches him.
Man’s dignity lies in his compassion but not in his authority, his riches and his influence on the fellow beings. Where cruelty is, there dignity is not. Cruelty and torture are beastly and are dimensions of utter ignorance. A healer should work to end this.
There can be cruelty in thought or in speech or in action. The cruelty in thought pollutes the surroundings, the cruelty in speech pollutes deeper, while cruelty in action destroys the web of harmony paving way for varieties of sufferings through mysterious sicknesses.
Men are not only cruel as between themselves but also they are cruel towards animals, plants and nature at large. It should be remembered that the karma emerging from cruelty and torture is very heavy. The communities that suffer deep are the communities that have performed torturous karma. The past revisits as our future since time moves circular. The quality of our past presents itself as the present and the quality of present actions decide the future of the community. Communities, provinces and nations, while in power torture or exploit the weaker ones. The torturing ones are tortured in a different way through different means. The fears, the jealousies, and the suspicion as they exist in rich communities, breed their own sicknesses which are alien to the poor. The rampant growth of obese bodies in rich communities, the growing rate of indigestion and constipation in rich communities are but a few to mention, besides nervous breakdown, depressions etc.
The barbaric consciousness should be made to understand the consequences of torture and cruelty. Such an effort is an act of deep and long lasting occult healing. Occult because it cannot be seen immediately and instantly.
An experienced healer should first enquire the patient of his feelings, what kind and quality of feelings he entertains. To notice the undesirable feelings, to redress them through right direction is much more important than a medicine. Every patient, since he is a resident of Earth, would suffer from insecurity in one sense or the other. Life on this planet is not so very safe from cruelty. Consequently when there is an inherent fear in every being this is generally unknown. The cause for fear is also unknown to many. Humans have pathetically reconciled to the idea that “fear is common”. Is this not a paradox? When fear is common, sickness also tends to be common. Fear opens doors to varieties of sicknesses. Instead of attending to sicknesses laboriously an occult healer should try to redress the fear. If fear is redressed many sicknesses disappear.
Fear is but one of the many negative feelings that the humans entertain; likewise there are other negative feelings such as pride, prejudice, suspicion, jealousy, worry, irritation and so on. These are the true hidden sicknesses in a patient which the healer should notice by enquiring about the feelings of the patient. If these negative feelings are addressed and redressed, most complicated sicknesses disappear. A Master of Wisdom says, “Feelings of a nation properly addressed can solve the most complicated problems of a country”. This is a statement at large; it can be pinned down to a patient, to a group of patients in a community or to a community as such.
There are many associations for protection of animals; all of them put together on the globe weigh insignificantly, when compared to the dimensions to the protection to animals demonstrated and taught by Buddha. Buddha speaks of harmlessness, the fundamental virtue of man, which should be restored to uphold the dignity of man. An occult healer should embrace harmlessness, demonstrate it and inspire the fellow beings. It is no mean act of healing. Let men and animals on the planet be freed from cruelty and torture.