Health and Healing
‘Abdu'l-Bahá, Bahá'u'lláh, Shoghi Effendi
Bahá’í
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Health and Healing

Health, Healing & Nutrition

Extracts From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh

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Whenever ye fall ill, refer to competent physicians. Verily, We have not abolished recourse to material means, rather have We affirmed it through this Pen which God hath made the Dawning Place of His luminous and resplendent Cause.

Bahá’u’lláh, “Kitáb-i-Aqdas” — provisional translation from the Arabic

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We have granted you permission to study such sciences as will benefit you, not those which lead to idle disputes. Better is this for you, did ye but know.

Bahá’u’lláh, “Kitáb-i-Aqdas” — provisional translation from the Arabic

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Whatever competent physicians or surgeons prescribe for a patient should be accepted and complied with, provided that they are adorned with the ornament of justice. If they were to be endued with divine understanding, that would certainly be preferable and more desirable.

Bahá’u’lláh, from a Tablet — translated from the Persian

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Well is it with the physician who cureth ailments in My hallowed and dearly-cherished Name.

Bahá’u’lláh, from a Tablet — translated from the Arabic

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In all circumstances they should conduct themselves with moderation; if the meal be only one course this is more pleasing in the sight of God; however, according to their means, they should seek to have this single dish be of good quality.

Bahá’u’lláh, “Kitáb-i-Badi‘’” — translated from the Persian