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He rushes off to protect his brother but arrives too late. A devastated Tristan holds Samuel until he dies, then cuts out his brother's heart and sends it home to be buried at the ranch. Tristan single-handedly raids the German lines and returns to camp with the scalps of German soldiers hanging around his neck, horrifying his fellow soldiers. He is discharged but does not go home. Alfred returns to Montana and proposes to Susannah, but she declines.

Tristan returns home, where Susannah finds him weeping over Samuel's grave. She comforts him, and they become lovers. A jealous Alfred confronts Tristan and leaves to make his name in Helena. Tristan is plagued with guilt over Samuel's death and feels responsible for driving Alfred away; he leaves Montana for several years.

Susannah waits for him, only to receive a letter telling her to marry someone else. Alfred comforts Susannah and William finds them together, which leads to a falling out between him and Alfred. William later suffers a stroke. He does not speak for years and the ranch deteriorates. Susannah marries Alfred, now a congressman. Alfred's business and politics cause him to get involved with the O'Banion brothers, bootleggers and gangsters. Tristan returns during Prohibition , bringing life back to the ranch and his father.

He falls in love with Isabel Two and they marry. They have two children, the elder being a boy named Samuel Decker. Tristan becomes involved in small-scale rum-running , finding himself at odds with the O'Banion brothers. Isabel is accidentally killed by a police officer working for the O'Banions. In a fit of grief, Tristan beats the officer nearly to death and is jailed.

Susannah visits Tristan, still having feelings for him, but he refuses her advances. After his release, Tristan and Decker kill those responsible for Isabel's death, including one of the O'Banion brothers. Realizing she cannot live without Tristan, Susannah commits suicide. This is an assumption that could be contested by the perennialist traditionalist approach to Islam. Iqbal makes the following questionable statement from the traditionalist perspective in this regard: For him the birth of Islam is the birth of modern scientific inductive intellect.

However, the Biblical account is historical — giving an account of Adam and Eve by way of a prelude to the history of Israel. There have been appropriations of the Book of Genesis which show its universal philosophical and moral import. There have been attempts at reconciling modern evolutionary anthropological and historical knowledge with the Biblical account. However, Muslims usually emphasise the point that Jews and Christians have falsified their scriptures.

But the emphasis is on authentication rather than falsification and Muslim scholarship has a divided opinion on what is meant by falsification.

The thesis that previous scriptures have been corrupted both in letter and meaning by later editors is not shared by some great Muslim authorities including Ibn Taymiyyah. That explains why Muslims maintain silence if not openness and respect towards the letter of previous scriptures. Writing in a style reminiscent of some modern anthropologists like Fraser, he observes: He was not primitive in the sense evolutionists think. Iqbal primarily emphasises the biological and psychological dimensions and relegates to the background profound spiritual or religious and existential dimensions.

From the traditionalist perspective, it is modern man rather than the so-called primitive man who deserves the derogatory title of primitive man.

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He argues that the word Adam is used more as a concept than as the name of an actual human individual. However, he has evolutionary theory in mind while making this unique exegesis. Muslims, throughout their history, have believed, not quite unwarrantedly, in Adam as the name of a concrete human individual, the first man and a prophet.

There are significant reasons why traditional Islam opposes the theory of evolution. Syed Vahidudin has justifiably taken Iqbal to task for his demythologising attitude. He aptly remarks: He says: Man has not fallen from any heavenly Edenic abode to this earth. He was in and has grown from the earth. The earth greets man. Iqbal is quite contented with this earthly home and asks God to wait for him.

The earth by no means appears to be his original home. Man did lose something worthwhile by eating the forbidden fruit. It was not an unmixed blessing for him to lose his original home. This fall may have been some kind of rise or gain as Iqbal says, but from purely religious or spiritual viewpoint it was definitely a fall, a loss, and Adam committed a great sin by eating this forbidden fruit.

Adam and Eve did usurp the Divine privilege. They placed themselves outside the Divine centre and cut themselves off in practice, though in an illusory sense, from God. To quote him: This is stretching the humanist modernist appropriation of scripture to its farthest limits.

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Countless volumes have been written on the Fall and its relation to the problem of evil. Profound Christian insights into the nature of evil and sin are denied at one stroke by Iqbal.

The doctrine of original sin has profound psychological and existential truth. Even thoroughly secularised modern man is unable to deny it. Religion accounts for it by positing evil in the very constitution of things; in his Fall.

The fallen state is indeed evil.

Religion takes some kind of fall for granted. He caricatures the Christian approach, whose profound moral and psychological insights he misses. He writes: Even if not elementally wicked, there is still a stubborn element of wickedness in man. The earth may not be a torture chamber but man is not here on a holiday. Even heaven is not a holiday as Iqbal himself admits.

But difficult and painful indeed is this soul making. Man wins immortality or heaven at very great cost. Most men seem too weak to pay the necessary cost. Many egos, as Iqbal concedes, may suffer dissolution. Our soul making odyssey is littered with too many failures and is accompanied by too much pain. The trial man is facing in this life or this world for the winning of personality, to use an Iqbalian phrase, is hard indeed.

Most men succumb giving their souls to Satan, being deluded and tempted by Satan or Mara. This is in remarkable congruence with both the Christian and Buddhist emphasis on moral and physical evil in the world.

Man who is vicegerent of God and inheritor of the divine kingdom, worthy of the immortal life, nobler than angels, made in the image of God, is built of not only the noblest stuff Iqbal mostly sees only this part of the picture but also the vilest of clay.

Man has a natural tendency to wrong doing. To quote Shabir Akhtar: We have here the irrefutable testimony of the sacred volume itself. An admittedly forbearing Sovereignty will not tolerate disobedience and obduracy. God warns; men disregard; and again. He has no more role, at least in the Reconstruction, than to lead Man away from his pursuit of inductive knowledge and keeping him ignorant of the joy of perpetual growth and expansion.

Iqbal reduces the key religious issue of the Fall to only an issue of getting knowledge.

Symbolism of the Edenic Tree Against the orthodox Christian and Islamic conception of this tree that takes it as a symbol for knowledge of good and evil, Iqbal believes with Madame Blavatsky that this tree is a cryptic symbol for occult knowledge. Some Christians have even argued that this forbidden fruit is modern scientific knowledge. Iqbal argues exactly the opposite. Iqbal reduces the metaphysical issue to an epistemological one.

Here is displayed the Freudian influence on Iqbal. It is as if life says to death.

If you sweep away one generation of living things, I will produce another. There have been many beautiful interpretations of this symbol of the Tree of Eternity. Sexual connotations have been almost universally emphasised by sacred scriptures as well as by secular interpretations.

The traditionalist scholars have argued for analogous terminology of all sacred scriptures. Appropriation of Sufistic Interpretation Iqbal, if we keep his poetic output in mind, is in important respects only appropriating Sufi ideas in his interpretation of the Fall, Sin and Satan. His positive appropriation of Satan is one of the most profound things in Iqbal and we can find enough precedents for this in Sufism. The earth, seen from nirvanic viewpoint, is indeed our home.

Eternity is here and now. Paradise is a matter of perception. Everything is Infinite if we cleanse our perception as Blake remarked. Zen has upheld the notion that heaven is this world when looked at from a divine perspective or eternity.

There is no pain, no sorrow for those who have penetrated the essences, who have seen through the appearances. Essences are decipherable through phenomena. The world of ideas is not separate or disjointed from the world of phenomena. The universe is a symbol of God. God is the Manifest Truth.

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Wherever we turn, there is the Face of God. Things are metaphysically transparent. Samsara is nirvana.

This very earth is the Garden of Eden. Seeing things transcends the distinction between this world and another world, samsara and nirvana, good and evil and in fact all distinctions which are conceded only as relative reality at a dualistic plane.

Gnosis consists in transcending this dualistic consciousness. God is the only Doer. Both good and evil are from Him, as the orthodox creed affirms. God alone is truly or wholly real for God is Reality from the traditional metaphysical perspective.

It appears that in his poetry, Iqbal has profound insights informed by his essentially mystical sensibility. He did not embrace pure metaphysics as understood by perennialists.

His poetical intuitions, despite his dualistic theological and philosophical commitments, are mystical and nondualistic. It needs to be made clear that Iqbal cannot be bracketed with those demythologisers who deny hierarchy of existence and are committed to naturalism. Though his exegesis of certain traditional myths reveals the influence of a demythologising methodology he remains fundamentally a metaphysician and quite an orthodox believer in Islam.

He believes, as both his poetical and prose works show, in the ontological reality of traditional religious symbols. For him, the spirit rather than the body, consciousness rather than matter, the invisible rather than the visible are the primary realities.

He had a firm belief in miracles. He never questioned the traditional belief in angels. Hell and Heaven were as real as this world: Declaring them as states does not mean denying their reality. However, when it comes to rational philosophical treatment of traditional symbols he is too apologetic in his translation of these things in such terms that modern man who is committed to positivist evolutionist rationalist scientific world view can understand.

He did not have a metaphysically strong traditional intellectual perspective.

He had to address a secular disbelieving age and hoped to appeal to it by making serious concessions to its spirit. For Islam, the earth is not meant to be a place of punishment but soul-making.

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The ego could perfect certain modes of his life only in an environment that the earth provided.He paused to put Debussy's La Mer on the stereo and to smile at a large poster he had made out of his daughter's fifth-grade class picture.

Studies and Commentaries, ed. Then the doctor added that a captain of the Federales would be coming by in a few days but he need say nothing, with the concussion he had as an excuse to the law. The principle difference from the original is that Legends of the Fall portrays a gnostic Demi-god not the serpent as the villain. He married Linda King in with whom he has two daughters.

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