• Title: Aphorisms, Religion.
  • Author: Arvindus.
  • Publisher: Arvindus.
  • Copyright: Arvindus, 2022, all rights reserved.
  • Index: 202211162.
  • Edition: html, first edition.
  • Original: Aforismen, Religie, Index: 202211161.

Religion is like the garden of Eden. Religion is like the womb of Mary

The garden of Eden is the place where according to the Old Testament Adam and Eve initially lived. It was a sweet place, but the sweetness was that of ignorance. Now in the middle of this garden the tree of knowledge of good and evil stood which carried fruits which when partaken of would make Adam and Eve alike God. God however had forbidden them to partake of these fruits, and when they nevertheless did this they were banished from the garden.1

The womb of Mary is the place where Jesus of Nazareth, with Christians known as 'Jesus Christ', grew from foetus to baby to subsequentially leave this womb to be born as baby Jesus and as the Christ child.

"Religion is like the garden of Eden." Within a religion a human can gain knowledge of good and evil and develop his godly self. However once is tasted of the knowledge of good and evil and a spark of godliness is gained it is not possible anymore to stay within that specific religion, for one shall have outgrown it. The gaining of this knowledge of good and evil and of this godliness regards the birth of the Christ consciousness which is symbolised by the birth of the Christ child Jesus from the womb of Mary.2 There it is that Jesus grew to be born as Christ child like within a religion the Christ consciousness of a human grows up to the moment of birth on which a human has to leave his specific religion. "Religion is like the womb of Mary."

  • Alice A. Bailey, From Bethlehem to Calvary, in: Twenty-Four Books of Esoteric Philosophy, (CD-ROM), Lucis Trust, London / New York, 2001.
  • The American Standard Old Testament, (software), Version 1.0, Ages Software, Albany, 1996.