God caught them red-handed and did not let them remain in the garden, because soon they would eat the other tree’s fruit: eternal life. He just threw them out of the Garden of Eden and closed the door. He wanted them to remain ignorant, and he wanted them to suffer the pangs of birth, life and death, eternally.
Who is committing the sin, God or the devil? or Adam and Eve?
Being without any prejudice, you can see that God is the criminal. And God does not know even the abc of psychology. If he had not prevented them from eating from these two trees – he had pointed out the trees – the garden was so huge, we may not have discovered even up to now which were the trees. We had no idea. He gave them the provocation.
Just tell a child, “Don’t look inside the room!” – and even the retarded child will look inside the room, to say nothing about the intelligent one. He will find ways to look in the room. “What is the matter? Why not look in the room?”
In one family – of course a Christian family – a boy was coming of age and needed some sex education. The mother felt embarrassed to tell him, so she said, “You go to your father and ask him about the birds and bees.”
He said, “But I don’t want to know about the birds and bees.”
That is a metaphor for sex: birds and bees.
So the boy went to the father and said, “My mother has sent me, and she wants me to ask – although I am not interested at all what the birds and bees are doing, but just because of her I am asking you.”
The father was also embarrassed. It is such a strange situation, created by religions, that we cannot talk of natural things!
The father said, “Why are you not interested in the birds and bees?”
He said, “I know exactly what they are doing, and I know exactly what you and mother are doing! The same: birds and bees!”
The father said, “You know what we are doing? How did you come to know?”
He said, “From the keyhole I see everything that goes on inside the bedroom. First I used to think that my father seems to be very barbarous, holding my mother under himself, huffing, puffing. What is going on here? Is he going to murder my mother? Then later on I asked older boys in the school. They laughed. They said, ‘He is not murdering your mother, he is loving your mother!’”
“So I know everything. You don’t have to waste your time teaching me about the birds and the bees.”
Every intelligent child looks through the keyhole to see what is going on, for the simple reason because he is prevented.
Prevent anybody and you create a provocation. This is the simplest psychology! No Sigmund Freud is needed, just a little intelligence. Just tell people not to do a certain thing and they will become interested. There must be something, or else why are they prevented? And they will try. They would not have tried, perhaps, if you had not prevented them.