Adam knew his wife
again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth:..." (Genesis
"And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and
he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the
Lord." (Genesis 4:26)
<1>Enos and Seth caused
people to become
God-conscious and to
worship Him again.
"This is the book of the generations of
Adam. In the day
God created man, in the
God made he him;"
<2>As it is said, these books
of generations are used in the Bible not to show who is the
son or daughter of whom, but to show that it took generations before
a new evolutionary process took place.
<3>The words, "in the day
God created man"
indicate that the next phrase, "in the likeness of
God made he him," was true only at the first phase of the
evolutionary process and creation. Later on
Adam (man) was divided into
<4>Only when a human finds
his other part will he become perfect. However, some people's
other parts might not have been incarnated, and these are the ones
who become sannyasins (renunciates) and will merge with their other
parts on the spiritual plane. Some are born androgynous.
female created he
them; and blessed them, and called their name
Adam, in the day when they were created." (Genesis 5:2)
<5>In this verse it is
completely clear that
Adam (the first man)
sentence, "and called
name Adam" is referring
to the name given to the people (more than one person) whom He
Adam. It does not
say, "they were called
Eve" or "man and woman,"
or anything that indicates separation between the sexes, but He
called "them" (which means more than one)
female created he
them" indicates that each of them was
female at the same
<6>The phrase "in the day
when they were created" shows that later on this changed and
Adam was divided into
two parts as
Eve, or man and woman.
They were separated from each other and each was something less than
the image of God.
Only when these two parts join each other, either on the material
plane or on the spiritual plane, can they become perfect again.
Adam lived an hundred
and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his
image; and called his name Seth:" (Genesis 5:3)
<7>This verse clearly shows
what is the relationship between a perfected man (Adam
before the split) and God. God created
Adam in His image, and
Adam (after the split)
begat a son in his image and likeness (half of perfection).
created another human who was in his image (like himself).
Therefore, he was
God created (in the
beginning of creation)
Adam (man) in His image
and likeness. Therefore,
Adam was His son!
<8>That is why when a human
reaches perfection, he becomes a
son of God. <9>Another point is that this lifetime was
different from the one when he begot Abel and Cain. He lived a
hundred and thirty years in this lifetime and begot Seth.
"And the days of
after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat
sons and daughters:" (Genesis 5:4)
<10>The lifespan of the human
was much longer at that time, and they would mature slower. <11>The
words "the days of
Adam after he had
begotten Seth" show that Seth was his first born in this lifetime.
There is no mention of Abel or Cain in this verse. If it was
the same lifetime as the one with Abel and Cain, the name of Cain
should have appeared here as the first born, not Seth. But
Seth is the first born in this
Adam and his wife.
Only the name of the first born is mentioned first in all the
generations in this chapter in the Bible.
"And all the days that
lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died." (Genesis
"And Seth lived an hundred and five years, and
begat Enos:" (Genesis 5:6)
"And Seth lived after he begat Enos eight hundred
and seven years, and begat sons and daughters:" (Genesis 5:7)
"And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and
twelve years: and he died." (Genesis 5:8)
"And Enos lived ninety years, and begat Cainan:"
"And Enos lived after he begat Cainan eight hundred
and fifteen years, and begat sons and daughters:" (Genesis 5:10)
"And all the days of Enos were nine hundred and
five years: and he died." (Genesis 5:11)
"And Cainan lived seventy years, and begat
Mahalaleel:" (Genesis 5:12)
"And Cainan lived after he begat Mahalaleel eight
hundred and forty years, and begat sons and daughters:" (Genesis
"And all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and
ten years: and he died." (Genesis 5:14)
"And Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years, and
begat Jared:" (Genesis 5:15)
"And Mahalaleel lived after he begat Jared eight
hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters:" (Genesis
"And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred
ninety and five years: and he died." (Genesis 5:17)
"And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two
years, and he begat Enoch:" (Genesis 5:18)
"And Jared lived after he begat Enoch eight hundred
years, and begat sons and daughters:" (Genesis 5:19)
"And all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty
and two years: and he died." (Genesis 5:20)
"And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat
Methuselah:" (Genesis 5:21)
"And Enoch walked with
after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and
daughters:" (Genesis 5:22)
<12>The phrase "to walk with
God" is related to
pursuing a pure life and observing the Laws (Daharma)
that have been set up by God. By following the
everything, a person will not violate any Law and will lead a life
of non-violence. <13>This will be considered as walking
God on the same path.
"And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty
and five years:" (Genesis 5:23)
"And Enoch walked with
God: and he was
God took him." (Genesis 5:24)
<14>Because Enoch walked with
God (he lived a Daharmic
life), the phrase "he was not," when compared with the sequence of
the previous sentences, can be interpreted as meaning: Enoch
did not die, but "God
took him," or he reached liberation or
Consciousness. Because Enoch walked with
God, he reached
Consciousness and immortality, and
God took him. <15>He became one of the
gods (sons of God).
<16>Although he started to
God later in his life
(after he begat Methuselah -- verse 22), still he reached
"And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and
seven years, and begat Lamech:" (Genesis 5:25)
"And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven
hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and daughters:"
"And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred
sixty and nine years: and he died." (Genesis 5:27)
"And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two
years, and begat a son:" (Genesis 5:28)
<17>To "begat a son" here
refers to Noah, who was a spiritually incarnated personality.
<18>Also, not mentioning his name but only the word "son" can
be interpreted to mean that he was the
son of God (in
His image, His son, an
"And he called his name Noah, saying, This same
shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because
of the ground which the Lord hath cursed." (Genesis 5:29)
<19>Noah was a spiritual
personality who would bring a rest on the earth and a new
evolutionary step would be taken in his lifetime. He was born
for a great purpose and he would fulfill it.
"And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred
ninety and five years, and begat sons and daughters:" (Genesis 5:30)
"And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred
seventy and seven years: and he died." (Genesis 5:31)
<20>777 is a very mystical
number (three sevens). Seven is
God's number. Also
it is the number of mystics.
"And Noah was five hundred years old: and
Japheth." (Genesis 5:32)
<21>However, it was necessary
for Noah to go through a regular life until he reached maturity and
complete understanding to be informed of his mission. <22>Also
his three sons are the symbols of the five types of humans on the
earth (explained at the end of chapter 9 and in chapter 10).