I see in the news of people who want to eradicate cancer and illness. But how do we eliminate illness? Is it through scientific research and discovery? Science and medicine play a part in the eradication of human suffering. For example, the discovery of antibiotics and vaccines has decreased human sufferings.
But if we believe in higher being, it is God who made the discovery of antibiotics and vaccines possible. Could these scientists have discovered these medications without God? What makes God give us these blessings? In the Heaven’s Truth Religion (Tenrikyo), it is the reflection of the world’s minds that God evaluates to give these blessings.
If we believe that our minds reflect the physical world, then we should be placing emphasis on the purification of our minds of evil (greed, arrogance, and self love) in the eradication of disease. When the minds of the world become pure, then cancer and disease may no longer exist. Science and medicine are important; but the path to cure cancer may begin with the purification of our minds.