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Your post made me.think of something. Samson's sin like that of the other judges of the day was their want of being worldly and having the vanity of men and their pleasures. Samson ignored his duty to God and his people. It could be said he was chained to the pilars of their world. In my interpretation pride and disloyalty to his God.
His blindness was a spiritual blindness
The title comes from the Book of Proverbs, 9:1: "Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars" (KJV). Prior to the First World War, Lawrence had begun work on a scholarly book about seven great cities of the Middle East, to be titled Seven Pillars of Wisdom. When war broke out, it was still incomplete and Lawrence stated that he ultimately destroyed the manuscript.
Pillars can be used in many ways.
To continue with what I was going with, it is interesting to note that Delilah cuts seven locks of Samson's hair while he slept. As dontreally said, her name, darkness cuts his strength, his name meaning sunlight, or for all intent and purpose his light was weakened by his passions darkness. He was weakened enough to be captured and all of his wisdom stripped of him. After he was captured he was shaved, but the temptress started the weakening by cutting seven locks of hair, seven spiritual outgrowths of his wisdom and strength of God.
It is possible to say that his natural state with God, his purity was his strength since his being dedicated to God since before his birth is no different than all of mans purpose in being created to serve God. When we stray from our purity we lose our strength in God and so our purpose.
Like Samson, Gilgamesh had to surrender to his true nature and accept his death in order to be restored.
self-preservation, instinct and nature herself?
Excellent use of the Torah as a metaphor for the appearance of nature
The first pillar is the pillar of charity
The second pillar is the pillar of prayer
and the third pillar can be called the pillar of Torah
1. relation with other people, 2. relation with the spiritual, and 3. relation with nature.
Originally posted by AriesJedi
I get it.
A lot of charity has disappeared recently, so this pillar is getting a bashing.
The second pillar is getting a pounding too by a concerted effort to attack the rainbow protection around our world.
The third pillar is also being beaten up with all the 'man-made' natural disasters and the wildlife being killed and Louisana sinkhole nearly being ignited by a man-made UFO.
So do you know what happens if these pillars are broken? Do we have a disaster that rips open the Earth? Or do we go home? End of play?