“This Too Shall Pass” – King’s Solomon Parable

“Solomon the powerful and wealthy king chooses to test his most loyal and trusted minister, Benaiah Ben Yehoyada, by asking of him an impossible task. The king asks Benaiah to find for him a ring, knowing full well that the ring does not exist, which has magic powers. “If a happy man looks at it, he becomes sad, and if a sad man looks at it, he becomes happy,” he tells him. He expresses his desire to wear the ring for Sukkot, which is six months away. After months of searching, Benaiah finds himself, the night before Sukkot, walking through the poorest neighborhood of Jerusalem. He happens upon a jeweler, who, when asked if he’s heard of such a ring, produces from his pocket a plain gold ring, to which he adds an engravement. Benaiah returns just in time on the eve of Sukkot to give the king the ring he has requested. When the king looks at the engraving, he reads four words: “gam zeh ya’avor”, which translates to, “This too shall pass” or “This too will pass”. At that moment, Solomon realizes that his wisdom, tremendous wealth, and power are fleeting things, for one day he will be nothing but dust.”
Probably most of you already knew this story but I brought here to make us rethink.
“This too shall pass”  can be an uncomfortable phrase whether you are enjoying everything that you have in your life and it can be very comfortable whether you are passing for troubling days, but the most important point here is that it makes us stop and think; that we have to enjoy all good moments of our life, even more, the small nice things, the time with our family and friends, a smile, a laugh, our vacation days, our work, everything and be grateful for all things that make us happy. In the other hand we should realize that every time that we face a difficult situation in our life, sooner or later this too shall pass.

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My thoughts, now is your turn. What do you think?

NeoNeo NeoNeo
41-45, M
4 Responses Feb 21, 2012

Thank you!

I am not so sure it came from a King Solomon story, this sounds like an urban legend. But I DO know this is the moral of the story. This saying is usually mentioned at times of trouble, but the origins are with a king. All greatness in this world --doesnt matter. I have heard this phrase was coined as something true at all times, in all places, in all circumstances. Kings feel they are that, but the wisdom is: ALL shall pass.

Thank you !!!

Thanks for posting this one coz someone told this quote to me when I was so downhearted one time but I don't know where it came from.