Healing and the Dalai Lama

Healing of the body by the mind is a strong part of Buddhism.

The process of healing can be done with medicines, doctors, and other forms of therapy. According to Buddhist tradition however, the mind can heal the body. The Dalai Lama is a strong advocate in healing the body by using the mind, there have even been books written about it. However, the Dalai Lama himself knows that he is not a healer, and doesn't wish people to believe that he is. Although he holds true to his Buddhist beliefs, the Dalai Lama has also taken a more modern approach towards healing the body.

In 2008 the Dalai Lama was very sick with a gall bladder condition, and he acknowledged the positive use of modern medicine. The medicine made him better, and he promotes the use of it along with using the mind to heal, especially in countries that have difficulty receiving proper medical assurances. 

Spirituality is a huge factor in healing. The Dalai Lama Mantra Chant is a famous mantra that is meant to be sacred and theraputic to whomever it is being chanted to. The Dalai Lama only agreed to allow it be recorded if it was not to be sold, but shared with the world. There are stories told by people all over the world that say it helped get them or someone they knew through difficult times in their lives. The mantra is meant to be calm and reassure the mind that everything is going to be alright. It is available for download on various sights on the internet and I encourage anyone who finds it theraputic to share it with others. You never know the difference that could be made in someone's life with just a few simple words. That's how the Dalai Lama feels, and that's why he promotes serenity and spirituality in his process of healing.  

His Holiness the Dalai Lama will speak on Oct. 18 and 19 at Western Connecticut State University, and the public is invited to a free showing (video simulcast) in the Ives Concert Hall, 181 White St. To help promote this opportunity, WCSU students in the Writing and Linguistics Department's Advertising, Copywriting and Promotions class created a Twitter page. They are writing this blog daily.

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