3. the garden of eden
By Baker Street
When I was just a small boy I would sit next to my mother on the couch and she would read stories from the Bible to me. I remember her reading the story of the Garden of Eden to me.
Since then I have had the following perspective on the story: Paradise is the human mind before one starts to sin. One is in a peaceful state of mind (paradise) until one starts taking the wrong decisions. It is misconceptions and lies that lead us to take wrong decisions, thus doing the wrong things, and in so doing we become unhappy.
Once one has done the wrong thing and has become displeased with oneself, it is one’s conscience (God) which sends one out of Paradise, or a happy state of mind and thought, into the wilderness (or an unhappy mind-frame and existence). Once one has done a bad deed it is always on your conscience, and whenever you think back on it, it makes you unhappy.
As human beings we are always caught between "God" and "the Devil"; or right and wrong. Let your conscience be your guide.