Metaphysical meaning of Esther (mbd)
Esther, es'-ther (Heb. fr. Pers.)--star; the planet Venus; happiness; good fortune.
A beautiful Israelitish woman who became the queen of King Ahasuerus of Persia (Esth. 2:7-9:32). She, with her cousin Mordecai, was instrumental in saving the lives of the Jewish people in Persia.
Meta. The dissolving power of spiritual love; this is an antidote for a dictatorial will.
Queen Esther had all her relatives, the Jews (spiritual thoughts), join her in a fast. This means that we must deny all selfish desires out of our love before we use it in softening the imperious will. When this consciousness of love stands in the inner court of our being we cannot help acceding to its demands. Unselfish love is fearless, because of its forgetfulness of self. Will divides its dominion with love when approached in the right attitude, which is by touching the highest point of the understanding (top of the golden scepter). Understanding of divine law is the one necessary thing in all permanent unions. When we know the Truth we all are one and there is no separation whatsoever.
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