Forget about the Apple; the Forbidden Fruit is Division.

The answer to the question - does division really exist? - is no. Division is the forbidden fruit; it has nothing to do with sexuality. The forbidden fruit is Self perceiving itself as divided this although Self is undivided. Remember. In the beginning was the word. The word is 'I AM'. So it is. In the beginning was 'I AM'. I still is I. I will always be I. I will always be undivided. As such, the answer to the question - was the forbidden fruit a metaphor? - is yes. The forbidden fruit is division. There is no such thing as division. It is this what is meant in the bible. There never was, is, nor ever will be division. Division is the fallacy of all fallacies. Division does not exist. Existence is One. One perceives itself as variegated not to be alOne. Thou verily art One. There is no division. Repeat it often until it is understood. Division is the most morally corrupt of all teachings.
~ Wald