You know only the present that is happening before your eyes; you do not realise that the present is related to the past and is preparing the course of the future.
Each birth wipes out the memory of the one already experienced.
The tree came from the seed and the seed from the tree and so on.
You may not know which came first, tree or seed, but you can easily put an end to the cycle by frying the seed.
You do not realise that the end of this cycle of birth and death lies in your own hands.
The scriptures and holy books serve this very purpose.
These are not meant to mislead you.
That is not the desire of the sages who wrote down these annals and their own experiences.
It is to tell mankind the truth about oneself.