Beyond Adam & Eve

Musings on Marwah

Fromm pointed out that being able to distinguish between good and evil is generally considered to be a virtue, and that biblical scholars generally consider Adam and Eve to have sinned by disobeying God and eating from the Tree of Knowledge. However, departing from traditional religious orthodoxy, Fromm extolled the virtues of humans taking independent action and using reason to establish moral values rather than adhering to authoritarian moral values. Beyond a simple condemnation of authoritarian value systems, Fromm used the story of Adam and Eve as an allegorical explanation for human biological evolution and existential angst, asserting that when Adam and Eve ate from the Tree of Knowledge, they became aware of themselves as being separate from nature while still being a part of it. […] They had evolved into human beings, conscious of themselves, their own mortality, and their powerlessness before the forces of nature and society, and…

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Self Portrait

Sonali Dalal Photography

Me and My Camera

World around me ceases to exist.
You and me nothing else matters.
I saw your frame,
Freezing me in motion.
I see the beauty,
when others search around.
I want to own your soul,
with multiple shades of Grey.
I always wonder and ponder,
about capability to capture,
elusiveness of each being,
that core so special.
It is time to meditate,
one eye closed , I concentrate
It is just you and me
And soul I capture
Me and my camera
On journey so special.

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