All pleasure, pain, poverty and disease are parts of our life due to our past actions. Disease, poverty and pain are for our own good. They turn our face to the Lord and create humility, meekness and devotion in us. They are essential parts of the economy of creation and are as necessary as health, wealth and pleasure.
Even though disease and pain come as a result of our past karmas, we should try to get rid of them. For one thing, the coming of the doctor gives some solace and satisfaction to the patient’s mind as well as to the near and dear ones who feel concerned about the patient. For another, sometimes the pain and suffering may be due to a mistake on our part, which can be easily remedied.
As to recovering from disease through prayer, this occurs only rarely, and when it does, one’s faith plays a great part in it. The illness disappears only when that particular karma is finished. A satsangi should look upon pain as pleasure. This may at first seem a little difficult, but with a little effort this attitude can be acquired.
Maharaj Charan Singh, Divine Light
Remember that all of us have to undergo our destiny, which is the result of our own karmas of the past life. Let us cheerfully face life with indifference to pleasure and pain, and with utmost faith in the Master.
Maharaj Charan Singh, Quest for Light