Deus non alligatur. God is not bound. Nibbanam paramam sukham. Unbinding is the Highest Happiness. The Heart is Divinity. God is the primal radiance of Divinity. Nature is the primal manifestation of Divinity. The Buddha is the primal realization of Divinity. La ilaha il Allah. Allah is Complete Wholeness.

17 July 2007

Eve and Adam

Why, in Genesis, 2nd chapter, did God create Eve using the rib of Adam?

"Adam" (which is related to the Hebrew for "ground", "adamah") refers to the Earth, and "Eve" ("mother of all living") refers to living creatures. Living creatures "came out" of the Earth (Eve "came out" of Adam), just as the theory of evolution proposes.

The above interpretation fits with Creation Narrative #2, which starts at Genesis 2:4. In that narrative, Adam is created first, out of the dust of the ground. This creation of Adam represents the formation of the earth 4.5 billion years ago. From the earth (or "adamah"), God then created living creatures, symbolizing the evolution of life out of primeval terra. Finally, Eve is created last: Eve represents the culmination of the process of "Eve-olution". Adam, or the earth, is not complete until Eve, or life, fulfills it.

In terms of Jivanta, "Adam" represents a relatively amorphous form of Jivanta, not yet highly organized, whereas "Eve" represents the eve-olutionary pinnacle of human consciousness-in-matter, Jivanta ready for the next stage: the realization of Buddha-hood.

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