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Health Comes First; Sickness Is Secondary

According to the Buddhist tradition, people inherently possess buddha nature; that is, they are basically and intrinsically good. From this point of view, health is intrinsic. That is, health comes first; sickness is secondary. Health is. So being healthy is being fundamentally wholesome, with body and mind synchronized in a state of being which is indestructible and good. This intrinsic, basic goodness is always present in any interaction of one human being with another.

From “Becoming a Full Human Being,” in The Sanity We Are Born With: A Buddhist Approach to Psychology, 141.

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