05 Sep Writings of Hazrat Promised Messiah (as)
Writings of Hazrat Masih-e-Maud (as) from “Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam”:
In short, these three states may be called the natural, moral, and spiritual states of man…According to the Holy Quran, the natural state of man has a very strong relationship with his moral and spiritual states, so much so that even a person’s manner of eating and drinking affects his moral and spiritual states.
That is why the Holy Quran has laid stress on physical cleanliness and postures, and their regulation in relation to all worship and inner purity and spiritual humility.
Reflection confirms that physical conditions deeply affect the soul. For instance, when our eyes are filled with tears, even if the tears are artificially induced, the heart is immediately affected and becomes sorrowful. It has also been observed that physical prostration in prayer induces humility in the soul.