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Wisdom of Solomon


 Judaism is a relatively ancient faith which grew up in the near East having a man named Abraham as its traditional earthly founding figure. Abraham migrated from Ur of the Chaldees to Canaan under what he believed to be Divine guidance and there established a religious community which was both monotheistic and non-Idolatrous.

 We have all heard of the legendary Wisdom of Solomon and there is a "Book of Proverbs" in the Old Testament, or Jewish scriptures, which is attributed to King Solomon's influence. Several quotations from the Book of Proverbs exemplify the Wisdom that is to be found in mystical aspect of several of the major World Religions.

Disdain for material things

 Better is the poor that walketh in his uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich.

Book of Proverbs 28:6



Distrust of Intellect

 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.

Book of Proverbs 3:5-8



Yearning for Divine Edification

  How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!

Book of Proverbs 16:16



Purity of Heart

 The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day. The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.

Book of Proverbs 4:18-19




  A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.

Book of Proverbs 29:23




 He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.

Book of Proverbs 16:32



Communion with God

Orthodox Judaism presents "G_d" as being a supreme power of whom Mankind should be very much in awe.
Within such a context the notion that mere mortals can closely mystically commune with this supreme power in a way which allows said mere mortals to significantly personally share in that divinity seems massively over ambitious and, as such, has not really been accepted.


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