"And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it
came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against
Abel his brother, and slew him." (Genesis 4:8)
<1>Cain could not understand these things. Therefore he (or any lost soul) started wondering why he was so
miserable while Abel (a wise person) was so happy and joyful. <2>Cain
talked with Abel and tried to understand the reason for this
difference. But he could not understand it. Therefore, he became
jealous of Abel and killed him.
<3>That is how lost people feel about
realized humans or
could not understand his own
Daharma. Instead of looking within himself to find out his own abilities and
source of happiness, he looked for them outside of himself. So he
did not find it and started to blame others for his own suffering.
"And the Lord said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy
brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?"
<4>Cain denied his
to the Lord.
"And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of
thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground." (Genesis 4:10)
<5>But nothing can be hidden from
God. He knows everything
happening in His universe. He made this universe in such a way that
He is able to know all things going on through His
"And now art thou cursed from the earth, which
hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand;"
<6>Cain will suffer even though he denied
what he did and thought he could hide his action from
<7>It does not matter how smart anyone thinks he is in hiding
will know them, and the result of all actions will be received by
the doer, unless he repents and corrects himself.
"When thou tillest the ground, it shall not
henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond
shalt thou be in the earth." (Genesis 4:12)
<8>Not only do your actions affect you, but
they also affect the whole universe, and so disasters and famines
are a part of the reaction of the actions done by humans.
"And Cain said unto the Lord, My punishment is
greater than I can bear." (Genesis 4:13)
<9>Now Cain did not want to accept the
punishment of his actions, and he felt it was too great. That is
what everyone feels. Each person thinks that he suffers more and has
greater problems than anyone else.
"Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from
the face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall
be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to
pass, that every one that findeth me shall slay me." (Genesis 4:14)
<10>When the burden of
karma becomes too heavy, then man completely loses his touch
God. He becomes a
homeless and lost soul who does not feel that even the earth is his
home. Such a person can be hurt by others easily. That is exactly
what the false ego
is. It does not feel itself to be a part of the universe but feels
separated, lonely, and vulnerable.
"And the Lord said unto him, Therefore whosoever
slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the
Lord set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him."
<11>It is true that Cain was cursed and lost
but it is not any man's duty to judge and/or punish another human. It is only
God and those in a state of very high consciousness
Consciousness (sons of
God) who can judge and
guide humans. <12>Therefore,
if anyone inflicts a punishment on another person, he will suffer
sevenfold for what was done to that other person.
"And Cain went out from the presence of the Lord,
and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of
Eden." (Genesis 4:16)
<13>Again the human went further away from
being in the presence of God
by committing more
himself. This is exactly how the Law of
works: as man creates
samskaras (bad actions, or breaking the
Daharma), he will separate himself more and more from
<14>Races on earth started to be mixed with
one another, "...and dwelt in the land of Nod..."
"And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and
bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city,
after the name of his son, Enoch." (Genesis 4:17)
<15>The words "to know his wife" means to
cleave with the other part of the human and to become complete. Therefore, Cain was with his other part as his wife and the result
was Enoch. Intermarriage between races started.
"And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat
Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech."
<16>The use of generations in the Bible
is for showing that many years passed after the creation of
Adam, and humans became
more and more separated from
God. It took a long line of birth and rebirth until
God started to select some to lead others to the straight path,
or until He could see the defect of those humans who had failed and
could then do something about it.
"And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of
the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah." (Genesis 4:19)
<17>By marrying two wives, Lamech created a
strong karmic link with these two women. They became his soulmates
and/or twin flames.
"And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such
as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle." (Genesis 4:20)
<18>Cattle-keeping became a profession.
"And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the
father of all such as handle the harp and organ." (Genesis 4:21)
<19>Earthly music was born.
"And Zillah, she also bare Tubalcain, an
instructor of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubalcain was Naamah." (Genesis 4:22)
<20>The importance of brass and iron was
"And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah,
Hear my voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for I
have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt."
<21>Lamech had slain someone and confessed
"If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech
seventy and sevenfold." (Genesis 4:24)
<22>Because Lamech confessed his
sins, no one should
judge him for his action by hate. If that does happen, he will be
avenged seventy-seven times. Therefore, the person who is aware of
his sins is in a much
higher place than the person who denies his