Is taking treatments allowed for the devotees of Krishna?

Is taking treatments allowed for the devotees of Krishna?

A girl devotee who requested anonymity asked like this: 

“RADHE RADHE Anna g. I request for anonymity. Firstly I express my gratitude to you that you are helping all of us unconditionally. Your efforts in improving all of us has and will always be successful. Each and every day you touch each and every chord of different individual’s heart and this quality of yours has led others also to flourish in their lives.

Anna g am very much worried for my father as he is a diabetic patient and is unable to carry on the family business any more. He himself only says all time that he has lost all his hopes, “I AM A LOOSER”. We are 4 sisters, my elder sister is 24, I am 23, 3rd one is 16 and the last one is 14. We all 4 and my mother are handling the business most of the times and trying our best to help Father but whenever he utters that he is a looser we all feel so much dejected and hopeless and rather it’s more demeaning for 4 of us that we are unable to help him. He is having pain in his kidney and sugar has also increased but he does not want himself to be cured as he thinks that it’s wastage of money. The home in which we are living has brought many happiness to us and it’s all because of KRISHNA. But now our present situation is unstable because of father’s deteriorating condition. I want him to be FIT. Anna g I know that it’s all because of our previous karmic factors that we are facing difficulties but I want to get rid of it as soon as possible and this is the reason why on your advice I have started doing as much as rounds I can do and according to time everything will be stable but what should I do so that my father becomes healthy? He is eating his medicines regularly but is avoiding exercise. As soon as I complete my graduation I will give full time for his regular healthy food but I request for a solution that I can apply now!!!   Dhanyavad   Radhe Radhe”


Actually, taking treatments allowed for the devotees because we have to try to be healthy till we live in this body.

If we spoil our body, we can not practice devotion properly.

Even many sanyasis and acharyas can take essential treatments, but with some conditions that only males should serve them and only vegetarian medicines should be given.  Even Srila prabhupada accepted treatments.


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Doctors profession was there even during the VEDIC PERIOD in India.  There were many doctors who treated kings and common people.  There were nurses (Old expert ladies) to undertake the delivery of baby by women, in every village/ town.

So, taking treatments allowed for the devotees.  If your father’s karma is that he will get cure by taking treatment, he will be cured.  So, seeing a doctor is not against karma.  Some persons have the karma of facing the pains for a certain period and getting relief through treatments.  So, your father MUST take treatments from a doctor.

You may ask whether it is the violation of karma rules if we stop death through treatments.

The reply is:  No one can stop or extend the death.  No one can succeed the karma Network.  It is powered by Krishna.

Though you pray to other gods, problems can be temporarily postponed to the next birth.  But, those gods CAN NOT CLEAR THE KARMA.   Karma can be PERMANENTLY cleared only by Krishna if He is satisfied by your pure devotion.  This is rare and possible only by serious and surrendered devotees without even the trace of material attachments.

In astrology, there are some planets that give the disease to every person.  There are some other planets that cure the same disease if that person consults a doctor.  Some planets clear some diseases ONLY THROUGH THE OPERATION BY A DOCTOR.

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For example, if Jupiter happens to be connected with the sixth house in any one of the possible ways in a horoscope, it will give diseases and the same Jupiter will also cure the diseases given by itself.

What this shows?

Even the planets want us to consult the doctors to get our diseases cured.  So,taking treatments allowed for the devotees. If it is the time for our clearing that disease, that treatment will work out.  If “ONLY DEATH” is our karma, NOT EVEN A TOPMOST TREATMENT IN No-1 HOSPITAL IN THIS WORLD WILL NOT WORK OUT.

So, pray to Krishna to make your father agree for treatments.  Everyone have to leave this world one day.  But, till he leaves, he must co-operate with his family members.

The Lord just says NOT TO HAVE ATTACHMENTS only.  He did not say to hate others and this world.  This is dangerous.  If we hate this material world, we will not get any interest in living.  If we always say “I WANT TO DIE”,  the death may happen earlier.  Because, whatever we speak, the devathas surrounding us will be blessing our each and every word.  That is why, we are advised to speak ONLY GOOD WORDS.  If we curse others, the devathas will bless those words also.  So, bad things will happen to others.


So, tell your father to speak only positive words.  If he says “I can live a healthy life” again and again, the same devatas will bless those words also.  So, he may get cured soon.

As far as Diabetic is concerned, it is not because of Over eating of sugar.  It is because of LESS SECRETION of INSULIN HARMONE that digests the sugar.  When insulin secretes insufficiently, sugar can not be digested and hence the sugar percentage in blood increases.  This will weaken the blood vessels and hence the risk of some diseases like heart attack.  That is why, insulin is injected.  And, we are advised to take less sugar and carbohydrates because the diabetic patients are lacking in insulin to digest sugar.

Your father need not do any exercises.  Just ask him to work actively and physically.  Let him walk instead of driving.  Let him do household duties.  Do you know, diabetics are less among the PHYSICAL WORKERS in agriculture and industries?  There are more bus drivers as diabetics, but, diabetic bus conductors are less, because, he is always walking inside the bus.


So, just have more walking and physical works.  Take less carbohydrates.  ie, Flour based foods and rice/ wheat must be reduced. Green vegetables and permitted can be taken sufficiently.  Sweets must be avoided because he has less insulin to digest and separate the sugar.

Unless he keeps his SUGAR LEVEL in blood in a permissible level, the risk of heart attacks or kidney diseases will increase.  So, he must take medicines, walk more and do more household works.  DIABETIC PATIENTS MUST CONSULT A DOCTIOR AND TAKE REGULAR BLOOD TESTS ATLEAST EVERY 3 MONTHS.  THIS IS COMPULSORY.  Otherwise, risk of above diseases increases.  Even the heart attacks may be SILENT ATTACKS without pains for many sugar patients.  So, regular check up is IMPORTANT.

Show this post to your father.  Let him realize his mistakes and cooperate with all of you, because all of you are girls who needs father to take care and arrange for marriage.  So, he has to take some treatments.  Being a devotee, he should not escape from family life after giving birth to 4 girls.  He has to take treatments and live actively for his daughters.

Otherwise, even Krishna will not accept his Negative approach.  This issue is prevailing among most of the devotees that I discourage totally.  Every devotee should be very active, not lazy with negative approach.

Hope you are clear about whether  taking treatments allowed for the devotees or not.


Author: RAJAN

RAJAN from Tamil Nadu, India, a Life Patron and an Initiated Devotee being in ISKCON for nearly three decades, serves anonymously to avoid Prominence and crowd as an insignificant, Humble and Neutral Servant for all the devotees of Krishna! He promotes Social media forums and this blog-website as e-satsangha (e-forums) blessed with Lakhs of followers, to give Spiritual Solutions for all the Material Problems of the devotees since 2011! He writes friendly and practical tips to practice devotion (i) without hurting the followers of other paths, (ii) without affecting the personal and career life, and (iii) without the blind, superstitious and ritualistic approach! He dedicates all the glories and credits to his Guru and Krishna.

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