Monday, September 26, 2016

King Solomon’s Yin and Yang Thought





Ancient religions believed in both Gods and Goddesses. For example, King Solomon’s Goddess of Wisdom. King Solomon’s Seal design includes two triangles to signify the perfect union of men and woman.

The Bible describes how God created a woman. The following excerpt from Genesis is a beginning explanation.
 It is commonly observed that the woman was not made from the superior part of man, that she might not be thought to be above him, and have power over him; nor from any inferior part, as being below him, and to be trampled on by him; but out of his side, and from one of his ribs, that she might appear to be equal to him; and from a part near his heart, and under his arms, to show that she should be affectionately loved by him, and be always under his care and protection.   
I surmised in a novel excerpt what King Solomon may have said to the Queen of Sheba about a similar relationship of yin and yang concepts during a conversation about punishment for subjects that disobeyed laws. The novel is a contemporary application of a story form to promote understanding of proverbs and ancient wise sayings in relation to our modern times.
Excerpt
“Solomon, what would happen if you instead punished offenders with confinement in a prison for a set period? Perhaps time will instead heal and motivate them to change as well.” Bilqis commented and asked.
I began smiling when I heard her question.
“Why are you smiling Solomon? Are my questions amusing you?” Bilqis asked in a somewhat belligerent tone.
“No Bilqis, your question brought back a pleasant thought of a discussion I once had with a wise man about the creation of women. His belief was that when Adam slept, Yahweh also took a portion of Adam’s stony heart along with his rib to make Eve. He then perfected her heart by inserting mercy and benignity. That that is how the conjunction of male and female, although distinct and separate of masculine and feminine, became the perfect union of Yahweh’s creation.”
Source: 
As A Lily Among Thorns – A Story of King Solomon, the Queen of Sheba, and the Goddess of Wisdom by Rudy U Martinka.
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