20 Sep Writings of Hazrat Promised Messiah (as)
Writings of Hazrat Masih-e-Maud (as) from “Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam”:
The first spring which is the source of all natural states is designated by the Holy Quran the Nafsi Ammarah, which means the self that incites to evil, as it says in the Holy Quran
The soul is surely prone to enjoin evil (12:54)
This is man’s natural state, so long as he is not guided by reason and understanding but follows his natural bent in eating, drinking, sleeping, waking, anger, and provocation, like the animals. When a person is guided by reason and understanding and brings his natural state under control and regulates it in a proper manner, then these three states, as described, cease to remain the categories as natural states, but are called moral states.