In 2016 a
held in the divine presence in California, a devotee seeks Swami's grace on his health issues.
Here is what Swami said:
Serve – only service will cure you of your problems. Serve without thinking of your troubles and your service will bring so much benefit to you that your problems will disappear. Your solution is not to be cured and then serve; it is to serve and be cured.
You take the first step and the rest will follow. Putting your problems out of your mind, you can serve. I had so many problems, too, but whom could I discuss them with?
I had to keep them to Myself – but, as far as possible, I always came, gave Darshan, talked to people and consoled them. In loving them and consoling them, I forgot my pains. You have to experience that state where, through service, the mind rises so far beyond your individual self that all pains disappear – and they will disappear. The doctors cannot identify it because it is not a physical ailment. It is at another level, it is metaphysical, and the only solution is harmony; when all your thoughts, words and actions are in unity, the resulting inner peace will make all the pain disappear.
If you are standing straight, you can stand for long periods without any problem – but, if your head is bent one way, your abdomen is bent another way and your legs are bent yet another way; if you stand crookedly, you cannot stand for long and it will cause pain.
The same way, when thought, word and action are all aligned, there will be no pain. You should say only what you think and do only what you say. Do not be pressured by circumstances, people or society – think and act of your own accord. Once you align yourself that way, all the problems will disappear. The solution is not in physical medicine or anything like that; it is actually your mental state.