The Parable of Trees

There stood two trees

In different lands? may be

In different times? possibly.

There stood two trees

In different lands –

One gave knowledge to a wo/man

And the other to a man

  People gave them both

  The same name

The Tree of Knowledge

They called it

But, you see, they were different trees

In different lands –

One revealed Everything

And caused a second Fall

One revealed – ‘one is nothing!

Then the One fell* from grace.

Mankind made paper

And Forests of Knowledge

Crowd every home

Do we Fall or Rise?

*Note: After the Buddha attained Nirvana, his long standing disciples waited eagerly for the wisdom that he would share, but the Buddha disappointed them when he declared that he was hungry and wanted food.

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