I’m high outta my mind right now and I’m writing down any “epiphanies” that my stoned brain might stumble upon. I am asking for your help in analyzing them for any value (if you are sober):
-Although knowledge is important, experience trumps it. Experience brings in itself a different level of “understanding” wherein something is understood on a much deeper level (beyond surface understanding and labels/words). For example, getting shot can be experienced or understood through descriptions and accounts. If you’ve been shot you understand the pain and you search to describe this pain with labels or “words”. In contrast, those that have not been shot can only interpret the labels or “words” in hopes of “understanding” the pain. Words are only surface understandings.
-I am not religious (I’m agnostic): the story of Adam and Eve, wherein Eve eats from the tree of knowledge and shares it with Adam, only to anger god, thereby leading him to take away their immortality is ironic. The story goes that we sacrificed immortality for knowledge, and now we are using our knowledge to achieve immortality (research into slowing down aging, extending human lifespans, etc).
-The shift from masculine to feminine is nothing new. It constantly cycles between the two states in a very natural manner. As humans spend too much time being masculine-minded, we naturally grow tired and slowly we want change: the only other state being feminine minded. It cycles between the two states in this manner. For example, wherein war becomes commonplace, people naturally want peace. Wherein peace is commonplace, the advantageous and malevolent suddenly have a paradise playground for wreaking havoc. (There will always be peace-searchers and warmongers. The state of the world merely shifts in favor of either repeatedly over time.)
@egarim, the story of Adam and Eve is the story of going from unity unaware consciousness to thinking based consciousness (hence why they call it the tree of knowledge) they state they traded immortality for knowledge which is saying they identified with their minds which caused illusion of separateness which lead us believe we were seperate from everything. We are immortal, but who you think you are isn’t. It’s really just a story about consious evolution. Now we will reach a consious evolution (known commonly as enlightenment by many) which we revert to knowing again our true nature and therefore realizing once again that we are in fact immortal (who you really are). Cheers!
@egarim, I don’t know if I would classify the difference between peace and war as feminine and masculine, but rather balance versus imbalance. The cycles you speak of don’t have to continue, we don’t always have to have warmongers, everyone just has to learn to balance their masculine and feminine energies. I think these cycles have been occurring in order to slowly over time bring the world into that state of balance as you must experience both extremes before you can find that middle way, but I think each cycle brings everything closer and closer to the center and we are now closer to finding that balance then ever before, but we still have a ways to go of course.