Attacks of illness are attacks of the lower nature or of adverse forces taking advantage of some weakness, opening or response in the nature,—like all other things that come and have got to be thrown away, they come from outside. If one can feel them so coming and get the strength and the habit to throw them away before they can enter the body, then one can remain free from illness….
Sri Aurobindo – Letters on Yoga: CWSA, Vol. 31, pp 553-54
Physical ailments are always the sign of a resistance in the physical being; but with surrender to the Divine’s Will and a complete trust in the working of the Grace, they are bound to disappear soon.
The Mother – Words of the Mother: CWM, Vol. 15, p137
All illnesses are obviously due to the imperfect nature of the body and the physical nature. The body can be immune only when it is open to the higher consciousness and the latter can descend into it….
Sri Aurobindo – Letters on Yoga: CWSA, Vol.31, p550
Sri Aurobindo says,
“Disease is needlessly prolonged and ends in death oftener than is inevitable, because the mind of the patient supports and dwells upon the disease of the body”,
and I add,
“An illness of the body is always the outer expression and translation of a disorder, a disharmony in the inner being; unless this inner disorder is healed, the outer cure cannot be total and permanent.”
The Mother – Words of the Mother: CWM, Vol. 15, pp137-38
The body is cured if it has decided to be cured.
The Mother – Words of the Mother: CWM, Vol.15, p147