This wonderful book is a compilation of books and talks by David Hurst, and provides a guide for Western minds to embrace and understand Eastern philosophy. Here's a little snippet to give you insight. You can read the full first book on my website on the David Hurst page, and the compilation is available for purchase. Enjoy.
BASIC PRINCIPLES OF HEALING MEDITATION
We are not the victims of our environment. We are the creators of it. Our thoughts, beliefs and expectations create our personal and collective experiences.
Every condition of the body, whether it be cancer, or perfect health, is the result of your own creative energy. Every event that seemingly happens to you, whether negative or positive is also the result of that same energy.
When you suffer from a chronic illness you are not doing anything wrong. You are simply misdirecting that energy.
Your imagination and emotions are the most creative tools you have to work with. They create sickness and health, war and peace, poverty and abundance, failure and success.
Here is the creative chain between mind and matter reduced to four simplified stages.
(1) Thoughts, Imagination, Expectations.
(2) Beliefs, Feelings, Emotions.
(3) Electro Magnetic and Psychic Energy.
(4) Physical Manifestation.
Two thousand, five hundred years ago the Buddha taught: “It is mind which gives things their quality, their foundation and their being. Mind precedes reality. Mind has authority over reality. Mind creates reality.”
Today, nuclear scientists are saying: “The universe looks less and less like a great machine, and more and more like a great thought. Mind no longer appears as an accidental intruder into the realms of matter; we are beginning to suspect that we ought rather to hail it as the creator and governor of the realms of matter.” (Sir James Jeans, Physicist, Cambridge University)
“You cannot observe a thing without altering the thing by observing it.” (Werner Heisenberg, discoverer of what is now known as ‘The Uncertainty Principle’ in atomic physics)