On that night could not the king sleep, and he commanded to bring the book of records of the chronicles; and they were read before the king.
And it was found written, that Mor’decai had told of Bigtha’na and Teresh, two of the king’s chamberlains, the keepers of the door, who sought to lay hand on the king Ahasue’rus.
And the king said, What honor and dignity hath been done to Mor’decai for this? Then said the king’s servants that ministered unto him, There is nothing done for him.
And the king said, Who is in the court? Now Haman was come into the outward court of the king’s house, to speak unto the king to hang Mor’decai on the gallows that he had prepared for him.
And the king’s servants said unto him, Behold, Haman standeth in the court. And the king said, Let him come in.
So Haman came in. And the king said unto him, What shall be done unto the man whom the king delighteth to honor? Now Haman thought in his heart, To whom would the king delight to do honor more than to myself?
And Haman answered the king, For the man whom the king delighteth to honor, …

So Haman goes on to tell the King how he would like to be honored while never realizing that the king wishes to honor Mor’decai whom Haman was planning to hang.  Such is the nature of egotism that Haman could not imagine the king wishing to honor anyone but him.  In Chapter seven of Esther, the king finds out what Haman’s true nature is and orders him hanged.  The Book of Esther is not quoted often since it has few short sections that make good quotes, but the entire chapter is important.  While it seems to be a mere historical tale of royal politics, it is, according to the Dictionary of all Scriptures and Myths,  symbolic of the soul’s journey to enlightenment.


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