Though there should be nothing called illness in human beings,
There is no one who knows about the beginning of this world. 9-11
Because of my desire to have you know this,
I began doctors and medicine for weeding and fertilizing. 9-12
God saw the suffering in the world, opposite to the joyous life that was intended in the beginning of the world. The evils of greed, arrogance, and self-love have pervaded our minds. These dusts are what cause suffering in the world. Suffering and illness should not exist in the perfect world of God. Therefore, God created physicians and medicine to begin the purification of the mind.
The term weeding and fertilizer is used metaphorically to understand the path of the joyous life. Weeding refers to the elimination of greed, arrogance, and self-love from the mind of the prayer. The fertilizer refers to our prayer. When we pray with a pure mind, our prayers our answered by God.
The beginning of healers and medicine has given mankind the impetus to be closer with God. Our prayers to God become more relevant. For example, the acceptance of our prayers for recovery has been increased ten fold with the discovery of antibiotics. Medicine has indeed given mankind hope of a loving God.
Sometimes even with the best efforts of modern medicine, illness and disease will overcome the sick. It is these times, that we must purify our minds of greed, arrogance and self-love for our prayers for their recovery to be successful. It is said that we must pray for those who doctors have given up on. We must not let them suffer.