Depression A Spiritual Remedy
Recalling Health to the Mind
A Spiritual Remedy Using Prayer and Holy Scripture to Overcome Depression
From the Holy Writings:
There are two ways of healing sickness, material means and spiritual means. The first is by the
treatment of physicians; the second consisteth in prayers offered by the spiritual ones to God and in turning to
Him. Both means should be used and practised.
Illnesses which occur by reason of physical causes should be treated by doctors with
medical remedies; those which are due to spiritual causes disappear through spiritual means. Thus an illness caused
by affliction, fear, nervous impressions, will be healed more effectively by spiritual rather than by physical
treatment. Hence, both kinds of treatment should be followed; they are not contradictory. Therefore thou shouldst
also accept physical remedies inasmuch as these too have come from the mercy and favour of God, Who hath revealed
and made manifest medical science so that His servants may profit from this kind of treatment also. Thou shouldst
give equal attention to spiritual treatments, for they produce marvellous effects.
Now, if thou wishest to know the true remedy which will heal man from all sickness and
will give him the health of the divine kingdom, know that it is the precepts and teachings of God. Focus thine
attention upon them.
--Selections from the Writings of 'Abdu'l-Bahá--
Extracted from The Writings Concerning Health, Healing, and Nutrition
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