Metaphysical meaning of virgins (mbd)
Meta. The ten virgins (Matt. 25:113) represent the senses. They are five in number, but have a twofold action--five in the inner realm, and five in the outer world. The way to supply oil for the lamps of the virgins, even of the foolish ones, is to affirm that the life source, Spirit, from which comes the power of hearing, smelling, feeling, seeing, and tasting, is not material but spiritual.