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Metaphysical meaning of Ulla (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Ulla (mbd)
Ulla, ul'-lå (Heb.)--above; lifted up; overhead; bound on; made fast; thrust with the head; yoke; burden; servitude; bondage; service.

A chief man of the Israelitish tribe of Asher (I Chron. 7:39).

Meta. Since the blessed Asher state of mind does not harmonize with the burden-bearing thought, this name, Ulla, with its meaning (bound on, made fast, yoke servitude, bondage, service, burden) calls to mind the words of Jesus as recorded in Matthew 11:29, 30: "Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me . . . For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." Yoke here refers to a union with Christ, or with the high ideals of Spirit. Burden refers to the taking on of a right degree of responsibility: "For each man shall bear his own burden," meaning his own proper load. Service then becomes spiritual.

Above, lifted up, overhead, bespeak a change from a carnal plane of thought and activity to a higher or more nearly spiritual plane. Thrust with the head suggests the exercise of will, as well as reason or understanding.

Preceding Entry: Ulam
Following Entry: Ummah