Metaphysical meaning of Tekel (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Tekel (mbd)
Tekel, te'-kel (Chald.)--poised; held suspended; examined; tried; weighed.

A word of the handwriting on the wall (Dan. 5:25, 27). "TEKEL; thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting."

Meta. The inner feeling of inefficiency, defeat, lack of power to meet the problems at hand, and failure to be what one should be, that takes possession of the very soul of an individual in whom sense consciousness, the outer life with its desires for pleasure in sensation, has been allowed to rule until he has become depleted in substance and strength, both in mind and body, to the point where a great reaction sets in (held suspended, weighed--"thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting").

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