The Purpose of Chemotherapy

The Purpose of Chemotherapy

Date of Advice:
February 2015
Date Posted:
November 2015

A student had cancer removed, but it had spread and the doctor advised chemotherapy. She requested advice from Rinpoche on what to do.

My most dear, most precious one,
Sorry for the long delay. I checked your question and chemotherapy is very good.

When you have treatment, every time when you take medicine, think that the purpose is to be able to benefit numberless sentient beings. This is what you should think even at normal times, whenever you have treatment or take medicine. That makes it worthwhile, despite all the expense.

With much love and prayers...