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Medicine of the Soul, excerpt – Conditions for the practice of ethics

Medicine of the soul

Once we have discovered the divine ethical principles adapted to our time it is our duty to put them into practice, for only then will they nourish us and gradually become assimilated within us.
As we previously mentioned, a diet must fulfill certain criteria to be considered sound. Our physical organism, for example, requires a varied and balanced diet. Likewise, the practice of a divine ethical principle must fulfill certain conditions in order to have a positive effect on our psychospiritual organism:

(a) A divine ethical principle must be performed on a repeated basis. Only by repeatedly and persistently practicing an ethical principle will it gradually become integrated within our spiritual substance and eventually become part of our second nature. It is not by forcing ourselves to be generous on a few occasions, for example, that we can acquire the virtue of generosity; rather, we must repeatedly push ourselves to perform generous acts until the essence of generosity permeates our spiritual substance.

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Overcoming jealousy

Overcoming jealousy

Overcoming Jealousy, Beatrice Guernier & Agnes Rousseau, 2006 The psychological suffering that jealousy engender is like a burning sensation that slowly eats away at our hearts. That jealousy is a negative feeling is not a matter of dispute: jealousy makes us bitter about another person’s pleasure, causing us to secretly hope for his failure and […]

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Foundations of Natural Spirituality

Foundations of Natural Spirituality

Foundations of Natural Spirituality, Bahram Elahi, Element Books, 1997 A professor of pediatric surgery, Bahram Elahi, M.D., uses medicine and its terminology to examine the metaphysical dimension of human beings in unprecedented fashion. Drawing sharp and vivid analogies to cellular biology, the immune system, and ecology, Professor Elahi presents spirituality as a precise and experimental […]

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100 Maxims of Guidance

100 Maxims of Guidance

100 Maxims of Guidance, Ostad Elahi, Robert Laffont, 2000 100 Maxims of Guidance is a collection of short extracts and sayings from Ostad Elahi’s books and oral teachings. Beautifully illustrated with collages from Andre Marzuk’s Polylobes, “100 Maxims” presents ethical and spiritual reflections that serve as a brief introduction to the universal thought of Ostad […]

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The Path of Perfection

The Path of Perfection

The Path of Perfection, Bahram Elahi, Paraview, 2005 In his latest work, Prof. Bahram Elahi, M.D., presents a terse summary of the innovative and universal approach to spirituality founded by his father, Ostad Elahi (1895-1974). Presented as a handbook of what he has termed “natural spirituality”, Prof Elahi sets forth in astonishingly simple and straightforward […]

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Shifting Perspectives

Shifting perspectives

Shifting perspectives, Olivier de Brivezac & Emmanuel Comte, 2007 The present book may be likened to a Zen anecdote: the real problem lies not in your life, but in the way you perceive it. Just change your point of view. Of course, that is much easier said than done, for the majority of our troubles […]

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Knowing the Spirit

Knowing the Spirit

Knowing the Spirit, Ostad Elahi, State University of New York Press, 2007 Ostad Elahi’s Knowing the Spirit, translated into English by James W. Morris, provides a concise and remarkably illuminating philosophic account of our unique place in the universe: of the creative expressions of the divine Spirit throughout nature and the process of the soul’s […]

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Spirituality is a Science

Spirituality is a science

Spirituality is a Science, Bahram Elahi, Cornwall Books, 1999 Faith and reason, belief and experimentation, spirituality and science: in our modern era, we have come to view these concepts as inherently dichotomous. How can spirituality be considered a science when the very foundation of modern science was established in contrast or even in opposition to […]

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Medicine of the Soul

Medicine of the soul

Medicine of the Soul, Bahram Elahi, Cornwall Books, 2001 In the latest volume of Foundations of Natural Spirituality, Bahram Elahi, M.D., continues to build upon the analogy between the physiological processes of the human body and those of its intangible counterpart, the soul or “psychospiritual organism”. Juxtaposing the science of medicine with that of the […]

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Words of Truth (Asar ol-Haqq)

Asar ol-Haqq

Words of Truth According to Ostad Elahi, Asar ol-Haqq (Words of Truth)[1], volume 1, Teheran, Tahuri, 1977. Words of Truth According to Ostad Elahi, Asar ol-Haqq (Words of Truth), volume 2, Teheran, Jeyhun, 1991. Words of Truth According to Ostad Elahi, Bargozideh (The selection), Teheran, Nashr-e Panj, 2009 – selection of sayings from volumes 1 […]

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