Kind of synthesis in which love and medicine together are used to help people….OSHO
Anything that has to do with human beings can never be totally objective; it will have to allow a certain space for subjectivity.
It is not only true that the same medicine from different doctors has different effects; it is also true that the same medicine has different effects on different patients from the same doctor.
Because of human beings, medicine can never become an absolutely solid, hundred-percent objective science. That's why there are so many medical schools — ayurveda, homeopathy, naturopathy, acupuncture, and many more — and they all help.
Now homeopathy is simply sugar pills, but it helps.
The question is whether the person believes.
There are people who are fanatic naturopaths — nothing else can help them, only naturopathy can help them. And it has no connection with the disease.
Man is not an object.
Man is a subjective being. If the patient loves the doctor, then water can function as medicine. And if the patient hates the doctor, then no medicine can help. If the patient feels the doctor is indifferent — which is ordinarily the case with doctors, because they are also human beings, the whole day long seeing patients, the whole day long somebody is dying… they slowly slowly become hard, they create a barrier to their emotions, sentiments, humanity. But this prevents their medicine from being effective.
It is given almost in a robot-like way, as if a machine is giving you medicine.
With love, the patient is not only getting medicine; around the medicine something invisible is also coming to him.
Medicine will have to understand man's subjectivity, his love, and will have to create some kind of synthesis in which love and medicine together are used to help people.
But one thing is absolutely certain: that medicine can never become entirely objective.
That has been the effort of medical science up to now, to make it absolutely objective.