Originally posted by Bleys
I've said it before and I'll say it again. Eve chose knowledge. Adam was a sheep, who followed Eve's lead.
Seems like Eve was a sheep too - she thought knowledge can come from one single source: a fruit. In reality, true knowledge can only be obtained
through a great variety of sources, no one source is the "be all end all"! She did not wish to see that, and hoped that all she needed was this
quick and easy shortcut to knowledge, and shortcuts do not exist! She was also tempted to know good and evil, which are subjective and relative - but
the serpent didn't mention this to her, did he! Now humans have this idea of "good and evil", which is of course malleable and alterable at will
from person to person, group to group, nation to nation, society to society. Seems like humans have been duped, because of their self-serving nature.
We went for the "gold" by hoping to get knowledge the easy way, through a shortcut, but there is no free lunch in the universe, there ARE no
shortcuts! Such is our lesson, and by failing to understand it, we succumbed to temptation that had no basis in objective reality, but due to our
wishful thinking, we chose to ignore that little fact and believed the serpent anyway. Ah well, all there is is lessons!
But once again, they were both on equal footing here. Eve "went for the gold" in her wishfully-thinking state of mind to get knowledge all from one
source, especially a physical source such as a fruit. Adam thought it worked after he saw her do this, and followed suit. Either way, they fell for
the same lie! Why did they fall for the lie? Wishful thinking. They cared not for truth, they wished to have an "easy way out" or "to be like the
GODS from eating one fruit", which is a lie, and any service to others oriented being who has eyes to see understands this fact - any and all
knowledge that you gain will only come after you put considerable effort into SEEKING it, into LEARNING step by step and through experience and
patience. True knowledge never drops in uninvited or not sought, it does not EVER fall on your lap. It MUST be sought and found through effort, no
If someone tries to lure you with the temptation of easy knowledge, of easy truths about our reality and understandings that surpass human knowledge,
it is a lie that is analagous to this biblical allegory. But this lesson, as all lessons, are for the individual to learn and understand in their own