The Miracle of Fasting
For Physical, Mental and Spiritual Regeneration
A. Fasting can be the beginning of a new and better life for you.
B. Fasting gives a complete rest from the digestive processes so the organs of the body can devote their energies of self-healing and self-regeneration.
C. Fasting provides rest to the body, mind, and emotions.
D. Fasting lowers cholesterol and blood pressure levels.
E. Fasting is a regeneration, slowing the aging process.
F. Fasting aids in the elimination processes.
G. Fasting rids the body of toxins, giving it an internal shower.
"I humble my soul with fasting." Psalms 69:10
"Be still and know that I am God"
Oh, you who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to
those before you, that you may learn piety and righteousness" (Q 2:183)
For restraint in speech, he shall observe silence; for control over the body, he shall fast;
for control over the mind, breath control (pranayama) is prescribed. (116 Sannyasa Upanishad)
When you fast
1. You will be better physically.
2. You will be better mentally.
3. You will be better spiritually.
"Fasting does NOT change God, but man"
Fasting that humbles the outward man, but does not humble the inward man to obey God and love our fellow man is fasting which is unacceptable to God. If we fast and our fasting is unaccompanied by true worship of God and a just treatment of our fellowman, our fasting is unnoticed by God.