“You are, in your essential being, beyond all diseases, all old age, all deaths,” states Osho.
There are people all over the world who are afraid – if a medical check-up turns up some calamity, a psychological check-up turns up some calamity… they go on living in fear. And out of their fear, they go on creating a thousand and one more fears. They may not have the cancer, they may not be really sick but their minds will create sickness – and their minds are capable of creating the cancer too.
One thing has to be remembered: you are, in your essential being, beyond all diseases, all old age, all deaths. In your non-essential parts – the body, the mind, the brain – you are vulnerable to all kinds of diseases, to all kinds of accidents. But they are not happening to you. They are happening almost as if in a dream, to somebody else.
Osho, Sermons in Stones, Ch 23, Q 5 (excerpt)