To be human is not just to breathe; it is also to control one's breathing by yogalike techniques so as to hear in inhalation and exhalation the literal voice of God pronouncing his own name, hu Allah.
Cultured health is bounded by each society's style in the art of living, feasting, suffering, and dying.
Each person's health is a responsible performance in a social script.
How he relates to the sweetness and the bitterness of reality and how he acts towards others whom he perceives as suffering, as weakened, or as anguished determine each person's sense of his own body, and with it, his health.

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