Great Construction

The Three Kinds of Toxins

     The cause of all diseases, that is, the three kinds of toxins, congenital, uric, and medicinal, have been described in previous chapters, but I would like to discuss these varieties in more depth. To begin, congenital toxins could also be called inherited medicinal toxins. They are medicinal toxins that have, throughout the generations, changed within the human body to form its own variety of toxin. The very history of Japan describes this change.
     Historical records state that small pox has broken out in Japan since the reign of the Kinmei Emperor [539-571] one thousand three hundred years ago. Because an epidemic broke out all over the country soon after the introduction of Buddhism in the thirteenth year of the reign of Kinmei, the emperor’s counselors of the time imputed the cause of the outbreak to the anger of the Japanese gods at the introduction of Buddhism. Buddhism was then proscribed, but because the epidemic did not abate, it was determined that Buddhism was not responsible for the epidemic and the religion was once again allowed. From my examination of this situation, Chinese herbal medicines probably had already begun to arrive on these shores a great deal of time prior to the formal introduction of Buddhism. The “epidemic” mentioned in the histories is of course that of small pox.
     Medical science attributes a variety of disease origins to hereditary syphilis. I understand that in Germany there is a group of researchers who promote a theory that assigns the cause of all disease to syphilis. However, I surmise that hereditary syphilis has been mistaken for congenital toxin. For one thing, not few are the number of patients for whom there is no evidence that, although diagnosed as hereditary syphilis carriers, have parents and grand parents who had come down with syphilis.
     The next kind of toxin, uric toxin, is what is called the excess urine that accompanies a weakening of kidney function. As medical science explains, the functions of the kidneys are to dispose of urine and produce hormones. Unnecessary elements contained in food and drink are eliminated as excrement and urine but, as previously explained, since it is impossible for foreign elements to be eliminated completely, they seep out from the kidneys, accumulate and solidify outside in the surrounding region. The solidification of the toxins pressures the kidneys so they constrict, excess urine develops which gradually accumulates and solidifies throughout an area stretching from both sides of the spinal columns to the region of the shoulders. This is the cause of stiffness in the back and shoulders. Moreover, these toxins move on to the back of the head, lymph glands, parotid glands, and tonsils. Since pyorrhea of the gums is a disease in which uric toxins seek elimination through the roots of the teeth, this disease is one where urine that has putrefied is discharged through the mouth. To know how dirty is the cause of this disease must surely be disgusting. Thus, it is uric toxins that may be said to be the cause of all disease.
     Medicinal toxins were discussed in the previous chapter, so I will omit a full explanation here but it is necessary to describe how medicinal toxins will present. The torment caused by medicinal toxins mainly includes fever, pain, itching, diarrhea, nausea, paralysis, and sensations of unpleasantness. From my experience, the more medicinal toxins a person has, the greater will be the occurrence and amount of fever, so it would not be going too far to say that individuals without medicinal toxins have by nature barely any fever. Moreover, when comparing the actual sensation of the pain caused by medicinal toxins, that caused by Western medicines is most likely to be sharp, as from needles, a drill bit, or lightening. The pain caused by Chinese herbal medicine is usually dull. Itching results mainly from Western medicines, and it should be noted that calcium injections will definitely cause hives.
         As can be surmised from the explanation above, there is a way to distinguish the three kinds of toxins. When solidified lumps are located with a fingertip, the area of solidified congenital toxins are painless to the light touch of a finger, uric toxins present with light pain, and medicinal toxins, with severe pain, so with practice, there is no difficulty at all in distinguishing the three kinds of toxins.

Gospel of Heaven, page 69, February 5, 1947
translated by cynndd

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An abbreviated version of this essay, or chapter rather, has previously appeared in translation. The citation is given below for reference.

    “The Three Kinds of Toxins, True Health, 1987, page 47.