Mind-oriented diseases have their own place, but the physicians don’t accept it. This reluctance is because they have treatment only for body-oriented diseases; there is no other reason. It is beyond him, so he just says that this is not a disease. Actually he should say that this is beyond his scope. He should advise you to find a different type of doctor. This person actually needs a treatment which will start from within and then come outwards. And it is possible that a very small thing can change his inner life.
According to me, meditation is a treatment that spreads from the inside out.
One day somebody went to Buddha and asked, “Who are you? Are you a philosopher, or a thinker or a saint or a yogi?” Buddha replied, “I am only a healer, a physician.”
This answer of his is truly marvellous: Only a healer — I know something about the inner diseases and that is what I discuss with you.
The day we understand that we will have to do something about these mindoriented diseases — because anyway we will never be able to eradicate all the bodyoriented diseases completely — that day we will see that religion and science have come closer to each other. That day we will see that medicine and meditation have come nearer to each other. My own understanding is that no other branch of science will help as much as medicine in bridging this gap.
From Medication to Meditation – OSHO, page no 15