Agreement of Science and Religion / Spiritual and Physical Healing.
Religion and Science are inter-twined with each other and cannot be separated. These are the two wings with which humanity must fly. One wing is not enough. Every religion which does not concern itself with Science is mere tradition, and that is not the essential. Therefore science, education and civilization are most important necessities for the full religious life.Agreement of Science and Religion is one of the basic principles of the Baha’i Faith so when we see its realization outside of the Faith, we are not surprised, but it excites us to see the Divine Plan of God coming together.
(Abdu’l-Bahá, Abdu’l-Bahá in London, p. 28, 29)
In answer to question from a physician regarding the sympathetic nervous system of the human organism, Abdu’l-Bahá says:
The powers of the sympathetic nerve are neither entirely physical nor spiritual, but are between the two (systems). The nerve is connected with both. Its phenomena shall be perfect when its spiritual and physical relations are normal.
When the material world and the divine world are well co-related, when the hearts become heavenly and the aspirations grow pure and divine, perfect connection shall take place. Then shall this power produce a perfect manifestation. Physical and spiritual diseases will then receive absolute healing.
The exposition is brief. Ponder and thou shalt understand the meaning. Although, on account of lack of time, the answer is short, by close reflection it shall be made long.
(Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of Abdu’l-Bahá v2, p. 308)