Mexicali wrote:It's my understanding that body and mind aren't two, so if one isn't healthy the other might suffer as well.
That aside, claims of miraculous healing anger me. Seriously. If you can't show a reliably reproducible method of healing an ailment, to make any claims of it is deeply unethical. This is doubly true with serious illnesses; given the number of people who suffer from cancer, to claim you can reliably cure it when this is not a certainty is cruel and wastes their time. This doesn't even get into the ludicrous idea that millions of scientists worldwide have devoted lives and fortunes to study the causes and mechanisms of cancer and can't figure it out, but studying Qi Gong or Tantra with the right teacher will allow you to cure cancer by touching someone.
However, Mexicali, there are several well documented cases of healings we have little explanation for.
Some people said they prayed, and had others praying for them, or they say they traveled to a "Madonna" or other places they attributed powers to, or they say they changed their complete life, ate a certain diet, or did this or that.
In any human being, also in an animal, we are dealing with a combination of physical material, and a mind that 'lives in it', with a potential that is not easy to behold in it's entirety.
If it is possible to activate this inner potential, the power of will, a lot is possible. Arahantship, Buddhahood, and, if the physical material is still able to regenerate, physical healing.
It all depends on the material and how it will be led by the potential.
Dhammapada:Phenomena are preceded by the heart,
ruled by the heart, made of the heart.
If you speak or act with a calm, bright heart,
then happiness follows you,
like a shadow that never leaves.
I hope that made a little bit of sense? I tried.