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, The Throne of the Inner Temple, p 78

A man living with his thoughts in this Kingdom knows perpetual joy. The ills all flesh is heir to do not pass him by, but they only touch the surface of his life, the depths are calm and serene.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Paris Talks, p. 109

If we are caused joy or pain by a friend, if a love prove true or false, it is the soul that is affected. If our dear ones are far from us -- it is the soul that grieves, and the grief or trouble of the soul may react on the body. Thus, when the spirit is fed with holy virtues, then is the body joyous; if the soul falls into sin, the body is in torment! When we find truth, constancy, fidelity, and love, we are happy; but if we meet with lying, faithlessness, and deceit, we are miserable. These are all things pertaining to the soul, and are not bodily ills.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Paris Talks, p. 65

If we are sick and in distress let us implore God's healing, and He will answer our prayer.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Paris Talks, p. 111

Often physical illness draws man nearer to his Maker, suffers the heart to be made empty of all worldly desires until it becomes tender and sympathetic toward all sufferers and compassionate to all creatures. Although physical diseases cause man to suffer temporarily, yet they do not touch his spirit. Nay, rather, they contribute toward the divine purpose; that is, spiritual susceptibilities will be created in his heart.


Verily, Thy illness caused Me sorrow, but God will cure Thee, and He is the most generous and best helper.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Bahá’í World Faith, p. 436