What is Disease? : (1) Common Cold

Creation of Civilization
Science Part

Written by Mokichi Okada in 1952


I will explain diseases in further detail now. In modern medicine, the human body is interpreted as a mere substance and therefore, materialistic treatment has been developed. I will explain what the greatest fault is with medicine step by step. First, I take up actual diseases to explain. I think that is the easiest way to understand.

Let’s start with a cold since every human being is sure to undergo it. As a matter of fact, the cause of a cold is still unknown in medicine. It is said that little progress is made to figure it out in recent years; it is considered to be an airborne infectious disease with a virus or allergic disease. From our point of view, however, they are inadequate and out of question. There is no doubt that they will be meaningless in the near future.

Human beings originally have many kinds of innate toxins. This fact is also admitted in medicine. There would be various unknown toxins as well as smallpox, measles, whooping cough and so on. By the way, natural physiological action, which we call ‘purification action,’ occurs on those toxins to be excreted from the body. They once accumulate in each part of the body. In that case, they tend to accumulate more where the nervous system works actively. Needless to say, it works frequently in the upper part of the body, especially in the areas closer to the brain. We can rest our hands and feet while we are awake but cannot rest the eyes, ears, nose and mouth, as well as the brain. They work without stopping. If so, the same applies to the toxins. They accumulate mainly in the brain as well as around the shoulders, the neck, the lymphatic glands, the oblongata and the parotid gland. Those accumulated toxins gradually solidify as time passes. When the amount of the solidified toxins reach a certain limit, elimination action occurs. You will learn that is the blessing of nature. Because of the solidified toxins, people have poor blood circulation, stiff shoulders and neck, headache, heaviness in the head, loss of eyesight, bad hearing, sniffles, hyposmia, pyorrhoea, weakening of teeth, shortness of breath, loosening of hands and feet, back problems, oedemas and so on. All those symptoms reduce human energy. Therefore, people cannot fulfil their own duty. For that reason, the Creator has created wonderful purification action called disease.

If the disease is the suffering derived from the elimination action of toxins as mentioned above, it is the action to purify the blood. It is the most necessary condition for human beings to maintain good health. We can say that it is the greatest gift from God. Therefore, if diseases are removed from human beings, they may gradually get weak and finally perish. Despite that, I advocate the creation of a world without disease. You might think it contradicts what I previously mentioned. However, that is fundamentally different. If human beings have no toxins in the body, purification action will be no longer needed. Consequently, the diseases will disappear. That is obvious. From this point of view, I will explain what disease is as clearly and thoroughly as possible.

Let us go back to the subject. I call the elimination action of solidified toxins ‘purification action.’ When a person catches a cold, they run a fever first. That is the law of nature. The toxin melts into a liquid with heat to be easily eliminated from the body. The liquefied toxins promptly enter the lung. This action is really mysterious. For instance, if solidified toxins are melted by Johrei (the name of our treatment), they immediately enter the lung. They even pass through muscles and bones in this process. If toxins solidify in only a few parts of the body, a person usually has mild symptoms. However, the symptoms get worse as the number of parts where toxins solidify increases. Therefore, a cold gradually worsens even though it was initially mild.

As I mentioned above, the liquefied toxins promptly enter the lung. They are immediately eliminated from the body as phlegm if they are thin. If they are thick, they stay for a while until a pump action called coughing occurs. Then they are discharged from the body through the windpipe. It is proved by the fact that phlegm always follows a cough. For the same reason, nasal discharge follows a sneeze. People have headaches, sore throat, otitis media or lymphadenitis pain, joint pain in limbs, groin pain or so. It is because toxins that accumulate in those parts melt and start to move to seek the way out, which stimulates the nerves. I said that the liquefied toxins become thin or thick. Thick ones are eliminated as sputum, nasal discharge and diarrhoea. If toxins are very thin, they become watery substances and are eliminated as sweat or urine. In this way, purification action carries out most naturally and reasonably. We cannot help but marvel at Creator’s divine art. Since the Creator or God has created human beings, He cannot give us something called disease that makes us suffer and interferes with our activity. Humans must always be healthy. Nevertheless, they create toxins with the wrong idea and store them in their bodies. That’s why it is unavoidable to eliminate them. If the disease occurs to eliminate toxins, people catch a cold for the same reason. Therefore, they will steadily recover and become much healthier as long as it is left as it is without any treatment. It is because purification action completely carries out. In this sense, we should catch a cold as much as possible. Then a detestable disease called tuberculosis will leave no trace.

In spite of that, I wonder why human beings interpreted this purification action the other way around somewhere down the line. They accordingly try to stop this action as much as possible when they become ill. Because of the purification action, people feel pain. Nevertheless, they have misunderstood that they feel pain because their illness gets worse. That is unbearable. They fear fever and try to bring it down. When a fever goes down, toxins stop melting. As a result, all sorts of symptoms including coughing get milder. It looks as if the disease is healed. To put it simply, they try to harden toxins as before even though they did start melting. Medical treatment is the very way to solidify the toxins. Cooling with ice, putting a compress, taking medicine and giving injections are all the same. They solidify the toxins. Those symptoms disappear as soon as the toxins harden. Therefore, people are relieved that the disease seems to be healed. However, the truth is that it is just like holding someone’s hands while they are about to clean up. It is proved by the following fact; people often say that a cold grows worse. It happens because they try to stop the purification action even though it is trying to occur on the human body. In other words, friction occurs between the purification action and anti-purification actions, which prolongs illness. You know that a cold will always recur after a while even if it is cured. To come to the point, medical treatment is not the way to cure the disease. It is the way to prolong it without curing it. In this sense, the cause of disease ceases to exist when the inside of the body becomes clean by removing toxins from the body. That is a true cure. Therefore, true medical art is to melt the solidified toxins as soon as possible and eliminate them from the body as much as possible when the purification occurs. There’s no other true therapy than that. Let me explain this with an example. Suppose someone is in debt. The debt gradually piles up with interest and the creditor demands them to pay as it comes due. However, it is hard to pay all at once. Therefore, they borrow the money for the interest from somewhere else to tide over a temporary difficulty. Then, the payment due date comes again and the debtor borrows the money again for interest. If they repeat it over and over again, the interest increases in addition to the principal. The creditor also pushes them harder to pay but they become increasingly unable to repay. The creditor won’t be satisfied and demand a seizure of their property or bankruptcy. After all, they cannot pay back and go bankrupt. This story applies to a cold. If debts were paid when the first payment due date comes even though it was hard, it would be all done. Despite increasing debt, however, the debtor borrows more money for a temporary reprieve just because it is hard to pay all back at once. This is exactly what medical treatment does. In most medical treatments, medicine is used. In other words, people have more toxic medicine in their bodies every time they defer their ‘payment.’ Finally, they are charged at once. This condition is comparable to pneumonia. However, a creditor possibly charges the debtor slowly in consideration of their payment ability. This should be comparable to tuberculosis.


Translated by N.H.