A Brief Analysis
A Brief Analysis
By Petar Deunov (Beinsa Douno)
‘The words of King Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him.’ Proverbs: 31:1
The word king should be understood to mean the human spirit. The word mother should be understood to mean the Lord; the Divine mother who taught him.
‘What, my son? And what, the son of my womb?’ (31: 2)
The word son should be understood to mean a person who is on Earth.
‘And what, the son of my vows?’ (31: 2)
Mother-nature always has vows for her children.
‘Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings.’ (31: 3)
The first thing is not to give your strength to women. In this context, the word woman is understood to mean the human heart, which has deviated from the right Path. Therefore, give not your strength to it. The destroyer shall be understood to mean one of the vices of the human mind, namely pride.
‘It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink:
Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted.’ (31: 4, 5)
The first rule for the human spirit is not to drink wine. Strong drink should be understood to mean processed wine, which has in it a little honey, sugar, and black pepper. Wine should be understood to mean money. Even the best of people, when given money, lose their self-control. Wine also implies all the weaknesses, which blur the human mind, either thoughts, desires, or actions, which distort wishes. In a human being one’s good thoughts and desires are afflicted. Anybody, who afflicts one’s desires, distorts the internal judgement. Just like you distort your internal judgement, in the same way you will look externally, and the same way you will look internally too. This is the Divine law: one represents the physical world externally, while internally – one represents the Divine world. The people around you can never make your world better than you have made it yourself. And those of you, who wait for their happiness to come from elsewhere, beguile themselves; therefore, they end up disillusioned. Do not expect your happiness to come from somewhere else - it is within you.
Who should be given wine and strong drink?
‘Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.
Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.’ (31:6, 7)
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