御教え『病気とは何ぞや、寒冒』

「文明の創造、科学篇」昭和27年

愈々(いよいよ)之から病気に就ついての解説であるが、現代医学の解釈は、人体を単なる物質と見做みなして、唯物療法を進歩させて来た医学は、どの点に最も欠陥があるかを、順を逐(お)うてかいてみるが、それに就ついては先(ま)づ、実際の病気を取上げて説明してみるのが、最も判り易いからそういふ事にする。

先(ま)づ、人間として、何人も経験しない者のない病としては寒冒であらう。処が寒冒の原因は医学では今以もって不明とされてをり、近来僅(わず)かに発見されたのが、ヴィールスによる空気伝染とか、アレルギー性によるとか言はれてゐる位で、吾等からみれば問題とするには足りない稚説(ちせつ)である。此の説も近き将来無意味とされる事は間違ひあるまい。

抑々(そもそも)、人間は先天的に種々なる毒素を保有してゐる事は、医学でも認めてゐる。例へば天然痘、痲疹、百日咳等は元より未知の毒素も色々あるであらう。処でそれら毒素は自然生理作用が発生し、外部へ排泄されやうとする、これを吾等の方では浄化作用と言ふ。そうして毒素は、最初一旦人体の各局部に集溜する。其(そ)の場合神経を使ふ処程多く集まる、人間が最も神経を使ふ処は、言ふまでもなく、上半身特に頭脳に近い程そうである。人間が目が醒(さ)めてゐる間手足は休む事はあっても、頭脳を始め、目、 耳、鼻、口等は一瞬の休みもない。としたら毒素集溜の場合もそうであって、肩、 頸くび、淋巴腺、延髄、耳下腺附近は固(もと)より、頭脳が主となってゐる。此(こ)の様に各部に集溜した毒素は、時日を経るに従って、漸次(ぜんじ)固結する。それが或ある限度に達するや、排除作用が発生する。ここに自然の恩恵を見るのである。何となれば固結の為ため、血行が悪くなり、肩や 頸(くび)が凝り、頭痛、頭重、視力減退、耳の鈍聴、鼻詰まり、嗅覚の鈍化、歯槽膿漏、歯牙の劣弱、息切れ、手足の弛緩、腰痛、浮腫等々により、活動力が減殺されるからで、それが為(た)め人間本来の使命が行はれない事になる。それで造物主は病気といふ結構な、浄化作用を作られたのである。

右の如く、毒素排除作用の苦痛が病気であるとしたら、病気こそ浄血作用であり、 健康上最も必要なもので、神の恩恵中最大なものといふべきである。故に若(も)し人類から、病気を取除いたとしたら、人間は漸次ぜんじ弱って、遂には滅亡に到るかも知れないのである。処が私は、病なき世界を造るといふのであるから矛盾するやうに思うであらうが、これは根本的に異ってゐる。といふのは人間が無毒になれば、浄化作用の必要がなくなるから、共に病気もなくなるのは判り切った話である。此この意味に於て私は、 之から出来るだけ解り易く徹底的に説いてみよう。

話は戻るが、固結毒素の排除作用を、私は浄化作用と名付けたが、先(ま)づ初め寒冒に罹かかるや発熱が先駆となる。自然は固結毒素の排除を容易ならしめんが為(た)め、熱で溶解させ液体化させる。此(こ)の液毒は速すみやかに肺に侵入するが、此(こ)の作用は実に神秘であって、例へば吾等が浄霊(之は療病法の名称)によって、固結毒素を溶解するや、間髪を入れず肺臓内に侵入する。其(そ)の場合筋肉でも骨でも透過して了(しま)ふのである。何より身体各局所にある固結毒素(以下毒結と称す)が、普通一、二個所位なら軽い症状で済むが、局所を増す毎(ごと)に重くなる、最初軽いと思った寒冒が漸次(ぜんじ)重くなるのは、その意味である。

右の如く、液毒は迅速に肺臓内に侵入し、稀薄な場合は痰(たん)となって即時排泄されるが、濃度の場合は一時停滞し、咳といふポンプ作用を待って、間もなく気管を通じて外部へ排泄される。咳の後には必ず痰(たん)が出るにみても明かであり、嚏(くさめ)の後に鼻汁が出るのも同様の理である。又頭痛、咽喉(のど)の痛み、中耳炎、淋巴腺炎、手足の関節や、鼠蹊腺(そけいせん)等の痛みは何いずれも其その部にあった毒結が溶解し、出口を求めやうとして動き始める。それが神経を刺戟(しげき)するからである。そうして液毒には濃い薄いが出来る。濃いのは喀痰(かくたん)、鼻汁、下痢等になるが、極(ご)く薄いのは水様(みずよう)となり、盗汗(ねあせ)や尿によって排泄される。此(こ)の様に浄化作用なるものは、最も自然に合理的に行はれるもので、造物主の神技に感嘆せざるを得ないのである。一体造物主即ち神は、人間を造っておきながら、 病気などといふ人間を苦しめ、活動を阻害するやうなものを与へられる筈(はず)はなく、常に健康であらねばならないのに拘はらず、人間が誤った考へで毒素を作り、貯溜させるので、止むなく排除の必要が発おこる。それが病気であるとすれば、寒冒の場合も何等の療法もせず、自然に放任しておけば完全に浄化が行はれるから順調に治り、健康は増すのである。此(こ)の理によって人間は出来るだけ風邪を引くやうにすべきで、そうすれば結核などといふ忌いまわしい病は跡を絶つのである。

処がどうした事か、何時いつの頃からか不思議にも、右の清浄作用を逆解して了しまった、 そこで発病するや極力浄化を停めやうとする。何しろ浄化の苦痛を悪化の苦痛と間違へたのだから堪らない。其その為ため熱を恐れて下げやうとする。解熱すれば毒結の溶解が停止されるから咳嗽せきを初め凡あらゆる症状が軽減する。恰度ちょうど病気が治るやうに見えるのである。判り易く言えば、折角溶け始めた毒結を元通り固(かた)めやうとする。其その固(かた)め方法が医療なのである。氷冷、湿布、薬剤、注射等すべてはそれであって、全部固(かた)まると同時 に症状が消失するので、之で治ったと思って喜ぶが、何ぞ知らん、実は折角掃除をしやうとする其(そ)の手を抑おさへつけるやうなもので、之は事実が証明してゐる。よく風邪が拗(こじ)れるといふが、之は人体の方は浄化しようとするとそれを止めやうとする為ため、つまり浄化と非浄化との摩擦となるから長引くのである。一旦風邪が治っても、暫(しばら)くすると必ず再発するのを見ても分るであらう。故に結果から言えば、医療とは病気を治す方法ではなく、治さないで延期させる方法といふ事である。従而(したがって)本当に治るといふ事は、毒素を外部へ排泄させ、体内が清浄となって、病気の原因が皆無となる事である。だから真の医術とは浄化が発(おこ)った際、固結毒素をより速く溶解させ、より多く体外へ排泄させる事で、それ以外真の療法はないのである。

右の理に対し一つの譬(たと)へをかいてみよう。即ち借金をしてゐる場合である。段々利息も溜り、期限が来て返済を迫られるので、一時に払ふのは辛いから、外から利子の金を借りて一時凌(いちじしのぎ)をする。すると又期限が来たので又借金して一時免(いちじのが)れをするといふ工合で、元金の外に利子も段々増へ、請求も厳しくなるが益々返金が出来なくなる。そこで貸主は承知せず、差押へ、又は破産の訴へをするが、返済が出来ないので破産する。つまり寒冒も之と同様で、最初の返済期が来た時、苦しくとも払って了(し)まえばそれで済むものを、辛いから借金を増しても一時免(いちじのが)れをする。それが薬を主とした医療である。従って引延ばす毎に薬毒が殖え、遂に一時に請求をされる事となる、之が肺炎である。処が貸主も相手の支払能力を考慮し、緩慢(かんまん)な請求をする、之が結核と思えばいいのである。


What is Disease? : Cold

“Creation of Civilization” written by Mokichi Okada in 1952

 

From now on, I explain what the disease is. Modern medical science regards a human body as just a substance and has advanced materialistic treatment. I will describe what the great fault is in the medical science step by step. First of all, I take up and explain the actual examples of the disease since it is the easiest way to understand.

 

Then, there would be no one who has not experienced to have a cold. In medical science, however, the cause of a cold is still unknown or a few causes are recently discovered such as an airborne disease caused by a virus or an allergic disease. From our point of view, they are insignificant and immature doctrines and could become pointless in the future.

 

To begin with, even medical science recognises that human beings have many kinds of innate toxic substances in the body. For example, they would be smallpox, measles, whooping cough and also unknown toxic substances. As for those toxic substances, natural physiological action occurs and they will be excreted to the outside of the body. We call this process ‘purification action’. These toxic substances once gather into particular parts of the body especially where nerves are concentrated: needless to say, in the upper part of the body, especially in the areas closer to the brain. While a human is awake, the brain, eyes, ears, nose and mouth work all day long, whereas hand and feet don’t.

 

Therefore, toxic substances concentrate in the same parts of the main brain as well as the shoulders, the neck, the lymphatic glands, the oblongata, and near to parotid gland. Such concentrated toxic substances in the parts of the body gradually congeal as time passes. When this congelation reaches a certain level, elimination action occurs. Here you can see the bounty of nature. It is because the congelation causes poor blood circulation, stiff shoulders and neck, headache, heaviness in the head, loss of eyesight, bad hearing, sniffles, foul odours, pyorrhoea, weakening of teeth, shortness of breath, loosening of hands and feet, lumbago and edemas and so on. All symptoms reduce human energy to act so that they cannot carry out their mission. Therefore, the Creator creates such wonderful purification action as a disease.

 

As I described above, if the pain derived from the elimination action of toxic substances is called disease, this is the purification action of the blood and essential for human beings to maintain good health. It should be recognized as the greatest gift of God. Therefore, if diseases are removed from human species, they may become weaker and weaker and finally perish. However, I advocate the creation of a world without disease. You might find the discrepancy between them but they are fundamentally different matters. It is because that there should be no need for purification action when human beings have no toxic substances in their body. Along with this, it is obvious there will be no disease occurred in the body. Now I will explain this meaning as clearly and thoroughly as possible.

 

We go back to the topic of a cold. I named ‘purification action’ that is elimination action of concentrated toxic substances from the body. When you catch a cold, you have a fever first. Under the law of nature, concentrated toxic substances are dissolved and liquefied by heat to eliminate them from the body easily. This toxic liquid promptly enters the lung. This action is a really mystery. For example, when concentrated toxic substances are dissolved by performing Johrei (the name of our treatment), they instantly enter the lung. In this process, they even pass through muscles and bones. If there are concentrated toxic substances (referred to as ‘toxins’) in only a few particular parts of the body, the symptom of a cold is mild. However, as such parts of the body increases, a cold gets worse. In this sense, a cold, which is thought to be mild from the beginning, gets gradually severe.

 

As I described above, the toxic liquid promptly enters the lung, then it is immediately eliminated from the body in the form of phlegm, in the case that it is thin. When it is thick, it stagnates once until pump-action called coughing occurs, and then it is discharged from the body through the windpipe. It is obvious from the fact that phlegm always follows a cough and for the same reason, nasal discharge follows a sneeze. Pain such as headache, sore throat, inflammation of the middle ears, lymphadenitis and pain of hand and foot joints and groin joints and so on are caused because toxins in these parts of the body are dissolved and start to move to seek the way out of the body, and that stimulate the nerves.

 

The concentration of toxic liquid varies from thick to thin. Thick one is eliminated as sputum, nasal discharge and diarrhoea, while the extremely thin toxic liquid is eliminated as watery substances such as sweat and urine. In this way, purification action is done quite naturally and rationally. We cannot help but marvel at the divine feat of the Creator. Since the Creator or God has created human beings, He cannot have bestowed such disease upon them as tormenting humans and disturbing their activity. Despite that humans should always be healthy, they create toxins and accumulate them in their bodies with a wrong idea. As a result, those toxins unavoidably need to be brought out of the body. If this action is called disease, as for a cold, there is no treatment needed and leave it as it is, then purification is done completely. After that, the cold will be steadily cured and humans become much healthier. For this reason, humans should have a cold as much as possible and a loathsome disease called tuberculosis is exterminated.

 

However, I wonder about when human beings happened to interpret this purification action by contraries. Therefore, they try to stop this action as much as possible when they become ill. It is unbearable that humans mistook the pain of purification action for that of deterioration. They fear fever so that they try to lower it. When a fever is down, toxins stop being dissolved. As a result, all sorts of symptoms including coughing become milder. It looks exactly that disease is healed. To put it simply, they try to harden toxins which started melting as it was before. This is the way of the present-day medical treatment. Cooling a fever, putting a compress, taking medicine, and injections are all the same. All symptoms disappear at the same time the toxins are solidified, so humans are relieved that disease seems to be healed. However, the truth is that is like holding a hand to start cleaning. It is proved by the following fact;

 

People often say a cold grows worse. It is because the purification action of the human body is disturbed. In other words, the friction between purification and non-purification action prolongs illness. It is clear to see that a cold, which once seems to be cured, must recur after a while. Therefore, in conclusion, the medical treatment is not the way to cure the disease but to prolong it instead of curing. The true cure is to eliminate toxins from the body. As a result, the inside of the body is purified and there’s no cause of disease found. Therefore, true medicine is, when purification occurs, to dissolve consolidated toxins as fast as possible and eliminate them from the body as much as possible. There’s no other true treatment than this.

 

Let me describe one example of the theory I described above. It is the case of being in debt. The interest of debt is gradually accumulated and the creditor presses to pay when a deadline comes. As it is hard to pay all at one time, the money for the interest is borrowed from outside to tide over a temporary difficulty. Then, another deadline comes and another money for the interest is borrowed, and so on. In addition to the original debt, the interest is increased and pressing for payment becomes harder, whereas repayment becomes increasingly difficult. Then, creditors don’t put up with this, they distrain or accuse of bankruptcy but debt cannot be paid so that the debtor goes bankrupt. This condition is as same as a cold. If debt were paid when the first deadline comes, it would be done even though it was hard. Nevertheless, payment is postponed temporarily because of not enduring its hardness even if the debt is increased. This is the way of medical treatment including prescribing medicine. Therefore, toxic medicine increases every time to postpone and it is finally charged at once. This condition is pneumonia. However, a creditor might consider debtor’s payment ability and demand slowly. You will imagine this condition is tuberculosis.

 

Translated by N.H