Religious Concepts

Gems of the Promised Messiah & Imam Mahdi (as) – Three States of the Human Soul

Portrait of the Promised Messiah (as) & Imam Mahdi (Guided One), Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as)

There are three states of the soul: the self that incites to evil, the reproving self and the soul at rest. One state of the soul at rest is known as the soul that is pure. The soul that is pure is the one found to exist in children. It is the soul that has not been defiled by the winds of this world, and which moves forward on a smooth and level plain, without any highs or lows. The self that incites to evil is the self that has been adulterated by worldly elements. The reproving self is the self that develops a sense of understanding, reflects over its lapses, and strives and prays to save itself from vices, and is cognisant of its own weaknesses. The soul at rest is one which, by the grace of Allah, finds the strength and power to abstain from all forms of evil, and feels safe from all sorts of calamities and afflictions, and in turn, feels tranquillity and comfort at heart, with no traces of apprehension or restlessness.

Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as), Malfuzat – Volume II (Farnham, Surrey: Islam International Publications Ltd., 2019), 118.