“You will eat from every tree of the Gan Eden, but from the tree of knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat for in the day thou eatest thereof thou surely die.” Adam and Eve, as we know, believe dall’astuto snake, were expelled from Gan Eden for eating from the tree of Good and Evil. Note that the good and evil are one, that the snake plays a major role in the choice and that our first parents choose to eat from the tree even though they were warned that they will die.
But you do not die because of the transgression but because of transgression. Eat from the tree of good and evil means to acquire that knowledge which distinguishes man from animals. Knowledge is consciousness and die, in essence, is the awareness of being mortal. Just as life is awareness of being alive.
In all things good and evil coexist and the task of man lies in distinguishing one from the other and choose the good. “Behold, I set before you today life and good and death and evil … I call to witness the heaven and the earth in front of you: Life and Death I put you in front, the Blessing and the Curse – choose life so that you and your children may live! ”
And Evil, after all, is Death, are destructive or self-destructive behaviors that we are always in some way conscious. In contrast, the Good are those behaviors that are good, that make us live because they are “creative” and create positive realities.
Here we talk about free will, the possibility that we have always to choose every time that we are at a crossroads. A freedom that is especially a great responsibility and making useless attempts to blame this or that circumstance as does Alberto Sordi in Magistrate’s Court that whines “I’ve got was ‘a disease, I ruined me’ a disease. .. me locked up. ”
The snake is it? It is, of course, part of us, is that little voice within us that minimize, that is an apology, which autoassolve. It is the little voice that says “what’s wrong?”
This is a paradigm for all mankind. We have been placed, all in Gan Eden, Life and Death were put in front of us and God told us to choose life. But we continue to hear the tempting serpent that encourages us to eat fruits fatal despite the inevitable consequences.
However, there is debate as to which was the fruit that made mortal and primordial couple, according to the teachers, apparently was not an apple.