THE HOLIEST THE HOLIEST BOOK, HOLIEST ONE
"And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth:..." (Genesis 4:25)
"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.
<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 male and female.
<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.
<5>In this verse it is completely clear that Adam (the first man) was male and female. The sentence, "and called their name Adam" is referring to the name given to the people (more than one person) whom He called Adam. It does not say, "they were called Adam and Eve" or "man and woman," or anything that indicates separation between the sexes, but He called "them" (which means more than one) Adam. "Male and female created he them" indicates that each of them was male and female at the same time.
<6>The phrase "in the day when they were created" shows that later on this changed and Adam was divided into two parts as Adam and 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.
"And 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). Adam created another human who was in his image (like himself). Therefore, he was Adam's son. 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 Adam 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 incarnation of 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 Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died." (Genesis 5:5)
"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:" (Genesis 5:9)
"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 5:13)
"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 5:16)
"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 God 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 Daharma of everything, a person will not violate any Law and will lead a life of non-violence. <13>This will be considered as walking with God on the same path.
"And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:" (Genesis 5:23)
<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 Pure Consciousness. Because Enoch walked with God, he reached Pure Consciousness and immortality, and God took him. <15>He became one of the gods (sons of God).
"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:" (Genesis 5:26)
"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 Avatar).
"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.
<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).