“The tree of life … and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.”
God created two magic trees: the tree of life and the tree of knowledge. Eat from the the first, and you live forever (3:22); eat from the second and you’ll die the same day (2:17).
That’s what God said, but……
Adam ate from the tree of knowledge and lived for another 930 years or so (5:5).
But he never got a chance to eat from the tree of life. God prevented him from eating from the tree of life before Adam could eat from the tree, become a God, and live forever.) 2:9
This is the full deep answer, I will will give the simple easy shallow answer, God willing in Part 2 later. I myself am looking forward to meditating on this teaching. Think about it and ask the God to reveal to you the meaning of what is written here. The Holy teaching comes from the printed word, but its not exactly it. It come from it to you mind as a flash of revelation. Its as the white spaces on the page…………………………..
The sin of the golden calf and the sin of the “Tree of knowledge of good and evil “ is all in God’s will. One needs to look at all things from the perspective that they are occurring before the Creator, and know it is all part of ”tikun”. (fixing of the worlds) All is in the will of GOD. Thinking that the ”fallen kings” (source of evil) is a separate thing from what GOD intended and wanted was the error that caused Nimrod and his contemporaries to fall. There is nothing that happens in the world outside of the will of GOD.1
1sulam on zoharHakdamah Tikunim p.349,Avodat Yisrael p.21,45
There were 8 blemishes to our consciousness created by Adam and Eve eating from the ”Tree of knowledge”: I will not explain the damages here, this would take a book in itself to do that.
Rabbi Nachman Teaches issues of “doubt“ are a aspect of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, which is “klippa Noga” (the shiny shell-trapped light). In the midst of the Torah is the “Tree of Life”. You got to get the sparks of light away from the “evil shells” which create doubts concerning the Divine things. Then you can nourish from the Tree of life, the essence of God’s Torah.
GOD created Adam in Asiyah ,( the lowest, the physical world) where all the lights descend to. So that he understands all worlds binding them together yielding the power to purify all of the “the Tree of knowledge of good and evil” meriting revelation and bringing joy in all worlds.1
1aor enym-kamarna Rebbe p.10
The field outside of the Garden of Eden is Malchut (God’s presence). In this field is the ” tree of knowledge ” of good and evil. Inside the Garden of Eden itself is the ”Tree of life”.1
1Lekutey Maharon p.84
It’s brought down by the kamarna Rebbe that our bodies are from the firmaments of heaven, being of klipa noga (the shiny shell-trapped light), being good and evil mixed. There is also another spiritual body of ”chasmal” (a surrounding light) that is ”zach” (pure and bright) . Noga (the shiny shell-trapped light) corresponds to the name Ahy”h. The tree of knowledge of good and evil goes out from the light of “Noga” (the shiny shell-trapped light).
The Chashmal (a surrounding body of light) is the ark to the ” the tree of knowledge of good and evil “.1
1Sulam on Zohar Tikunim P.192, Shar bait Hacavanot
Demons are ”chitzon” (external). They are called ”yetzer hora” (evil inclination). They go out of the ” the tree of knowledge of good and evil “. 1
1Aor enyim p.114
From the north will come evil until it is complete. When the north is complete the “ tree of knowledge ” will return to be the “Tree of life”.1
1zohar tikunim-perush metak mdavash p.848
The Tree of knowledge of good and evil is the angel Mato’t and ס”ם. (the accuser) Moses is the “good” of the Tree of knowledge of “good and Evil”. From “teshuva” (repentance) there will be given to you the Tree of life, which is the “ו” son of י”ה . Then you will be no longer called Servant, but “son of GOD”.1
1Sulam on Zohar Mishpotim p.115a, Kadoshim p.83a
Concerning this Holiness we learn that. “Tree of life” is Z’a (source of out emotional souls called ”ruach”), “tree of knowledge ” is Nakavah (the Divine presence in the physical, the lowest level). One is life the other is death. Whoever involves themselves with them, but gives more consideration to Nakavah when She is separate from Z”a causes to himself death in this world and “olam Haba” (the world to come).1
1Sulam on Zohar Shalach Lecha p.127a
Masters of Kaballah (spirituality) have qualities from Z’a (source of out emotional souls called ”ruach”) which are from the “Tree of life”. Revelation of Z’a (The source of the emotional soul) is called man. The rest of the people are from “the tree of knowledge of good and evil”. This is the angel Matto”t He is the “Markava” (chariot) to Malchut (Nakavah (the Divine presence in the physical, the lowest level), and includes the 4 “Chayot” (angels of the world of Yetzera-formation). Those of the “cattle” eat the “Omer” of barley, which is the 6 orders of the Mishnah.1 (The only have religion and not spirituality), both are needed.
1Zohar p.-aa#365,Sulam on Zohar Emor p.98a,Avodat Yisrael p.21
The bread the king eats is made of fine flour. This He gives to those He loves, those near to Him. This food is from the side of the Tree of life, it has no waste matter. Average flour is from the “Tree of knowledge Good and evil”, it contains waste matter.
On this subject the Zohar concludes saying woe to those who eat chaff and ears of of grain of Torah. Torah having both both good and evil, food and klippa. Such a man knows nothing of the mysteries of the Torah, only its physical aspects called wheat. The “Tree of knowledge” is wheat.1
1Sulam on zohar Ki tzeze p.275b
After Adam ate from the ” the tree of knowledge of good and evil” there was drawn the first 3 sefirot (of Z’a- The source of the emotional soul) below the chest to the 6 corners of Asiyah (physical world). (the first 3 sefirot of Z’a was separated from nh”y Ima (source of soul of Divine intellect-chasmal) This is beneath the ”parsa” (filter ) that is called Chasmal (a surrounding body of light) of Imma (source of the soul of intellect called Nashama). This caused the removal of the Chasmal (a surrounding light body) of Imma from the skin of Z’a (Z’a no longer having a aspect of Chasmal, covering it as shoes) . The skin fell to the klippot, leaving it to only the 3 klippot (as it no longer has protection of Chashmal). It also dresses to Bina that surrounds it. This is the secret of the 288 sparks. They are the aspect of Chasmal that is between Z’a and Nh”y of Imma and the ”achryim” of Imma (these 288 sparks are in the klipot noga). Becouse of Chasmal klippot are not able to nourish. But if Imma goes away from her young which is Z’a, then there is nourishing from the ”sitra Achra” from the ”aor penimi” of Zu’n. Chasmal covers from all sides, even beneath the feet, which is the aspect of shoes. This covering by Chasmal is accomplished through the names of Binna, the variations of these name Ahy”h that have numerical values of קס“א which is the first 3 sefirot , קמ“ג the middle andקנ“א is the last 3 sefirot of Binna (Divine understanding) and are called the ”lock”. This “lock” is the ”mesach” (filter) from Atzilut (world of emanation) to Bria (world of creation). This Chasmal (a surrounding body of light) is called the lock.ץ
1Pre Tree of life p.5
From “yichud” (unification) of GOD there is complete Revelation. This is seeing the connection of the Divine in all things. All the worlds are created in levels of holiness for all things to be guided by them. “Tefilla” (Prayer-meditation) is complete “tikun” (fixing) by your “yichud” (unity of GOD). “yichud” of GOD rises every thing in YHV”H . Even if some names are of the right side others are of the left they all go to one place. אלהי”ם made man “yoshar” (upright) with the Shechinah (Divine Presence) upon his head. This is the crown on the head of the “Sadeek” (Righteous man). When he is “yoshar” (upright) he rises on all levels with the “Tree of life” from י”ה (Ya”h). By this is arroused עליון צלם (supernal image) of YHV”H . A sadeek (Righteous man) is the place of oneness. With him is 13 covenants.(all the powers of Divine mercy). 1
1Tefilot Ramchal vietchanon,#507
“Sedek” (Righteous) is “The tree of life ” it arouses against death, and delivers those attached to it.1
1Zohar Bahar p.111a
In Tikunim it is taught when the mouth and heart are equal we say take the Tree of life and live forever. This is because there are two thrones. the thrown of bina (Divine understanding) is the heart.
In the Zohar it is explained the mouth “hph” in Hebrew is gematria ”malach” (angel). The mouth is called malchut (Divine presence) when it dresses ”elokim chym” (the living God), words of Torah. It’s called ”Tree of life ”
When the “Ruach” emotional soul nourishes from Divine creative wisdom it is called Tree of life. So the Tree of Life is when our emotional souls are enlivened by Divine creative wisdom, divine creativity.
The sun radiates z’a (source of the “ruach” emotional soul) of Bria (world of creation), while the moon radiates nakavah (source of “Nefesh” animal soul-it is a high level) of ”bria”. The sun is Dat (Divine Knowledge) of Z’a, it radiates the Tree of life. When Malchut (the Divine Presence) is attached to Dat of Z’a its called lower Divine creative wisdom.1
1zohar tikunim-perush metak mdavash p.143,Sulam on parsha Balak
While Mashiach ben Yosef (The Messiah from Joseph) is from the letter ”v” of YHV”H, and is the horn of the ox.1 An aspect of parzuf Rachel (the trained animal soul) called ”Tree of knowledge”. David is ”tikun” (fixing) of ”ruach ha kodesh” (the spirit of holiness)2, and ”kodesh” (Holiness) is gematria (numerical value) ”dat” (knowledge).3
1sulam on zohar Tikunim p.185
2shar mimori rasb’y-ar’i p.58
3sulam on zoharTikunim p.228
Mashiach ben David (The Messiah) arises from Divine creative wisdom of divine providence of the letter ”Y” (of YHV”H), He is the foot of the ox. An aspect of parzuf leah (source of the soul’s Divine intuition) called ”Tree of life”1
1shar mimori rasb’y-ar’i p.232
The rod of Moses is the ”tree of knowledge” of good and evil. When givurot (forces of severity) decend before chassadim (powers of giving) the s’m (the accuser) feeds upon givurot (forces of severity). “Klippot Noga” makes the ”tree of knowledge” of good and evil.1 GOD said not to eat from the ”Tree of knowledge ” so to not contemplate the first 3 ”middot” (qualities) called ג “ן — ע “ ץ — כ” ל they are the ” ו “ of the divine name and the crown.2
1aor enym-kamarna Rebbe p.89
2safer ha paliyah
It is Noga ” (the shiny shell-trapped light) that surrounds the crown (Yesod, gate way of Divine energy) within which is מ “ל which is essence of ”chasmal” (parzuf בשר -flesh of Atzilut). This is the aspect of the ”tree of knowledge of Good” of Atzilut. (in the world of Atzilut the tree is only Good) “This Chasmal” is ”chayot” of consuming fire. 2 ”makiffim” on the head of Z’a called of מ “ל of צל“ם (Netzauch and Hod, Yesod is penimi). There are 7 ”makiffim” to Z’a. These are drawn with great force.
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“I have given you every herb … and every tree … for meat.” 1:29
This is a mistranslation , in no way is the word here meat in the original Hebrew the word is “achla” which means food.
From this we see if you want to study a book as important as the Bible you should study it in its original language.
The Bible in the sacred language Hebrew does not use obscure language, but describes most things in words clearly indicating their meaning. Therefore it is necessary at all times to delve into the literal meaning of words to achieve complete understanding of what is actually meant. This can only be done fully by learning the “original text”.
Haim Nachman Bialik said ”Reading the Bible in translation is like kissing your new bride through a veil”
One needs the ability to understand the original author’s words, rather than through the translator’s opinion of the author’s words.
Hebrew is called the holy tongue? The Rambam explains that Hebrew lacks words for genital organs, for the reproductive act, for urine, and for excrement. When Hebrew needs to describe these things, it borrows terms with other meanings or employs allusions. This linguistic limitation makes the language sanctified. Hebrew is the original language of Torah, the language in which God communicates with his prophets and his people, and the language God used to create the world.
It is said that the Hebrew language came directly from God. It contains secrets that were preserved by the initiated. They contain the precise plan of the principles of creation. Each letter is a crystallization of one of the aspects of manifestation of the divine word. Each letter is thus connected to the creative forces in the universe. The twenty-two letters of the Hebrew alphabet are the building blocks of creation. According to the Bible, G-d created with world with Ten Utterances (or sentences) such as ”Let there be Light.” Immediately, there was light. And the Bible describes each of the Ten Utterances and the things that were created as a result. What is interesting is that these utterances were not just said once and erased, but stand for all time, forming the objects they created. The world is formed out of combinations of letters; these combinations are created from the letters of the words G-d spoke when he made the world. If a letter were to be rearranged or damaged, that object would cease to exist. Therefore, spiritually, the continued existence of these letters is essential for the functioning of the world.
Every letter in the Hebrew alphabet has a design, a number and a meaning. You might have heard of the term ”gematria.” Since every Hebrew letter has a number, words have ”totals,” and these numbers have special significance. Two words may be linked in their significance and meaning not just because of etymology or the fact that they are related in their sounds, but also because they are related in their numerical value.
Words and letters have a certain kind of power that goes beyond our capacity to imagine.
The Hebrew Bible is arranged similarly to a hologram. The Torah has recorded with in it a vast “world” of information “imbedded” within and waiting to be later reconstructed, some what like being unfolded. It is like a “zip” (compressed) file. The first letter contains the whole. The first word expands from the first letter, the first sentence from the first word, etc. It’s very much like what our scientists do, We include information with messages sent to outer space that explains how to decode the entire message-that’s also how compression programs work on computers. To perceive the Torah requires information retrieval, and information processing. As all is concealed with in it most only look upon its surfice. The ancient Hebrew alphabet is far more than a tool for everyday communication or the transmission of sacred texts; the letter forms themselves have intrinsic geometric and mathematical properties that point us to a profound knowledge of life and nature. They hold within them the secrets of human consciousness. The letters of the Hebrew Alphabet, as the manifestations of God’s speech. They are the energetic and vibrational building blocks of creation. They are analogous to physical elements. Just as, for example, an atom of oxygen gas unites with two atoms of hydrogen gas to form a molecule of water, so does one letter combine with another to create new entities. Hebrew words and letters are the constituent spiritual elements of all existence.
The Hebrew Alphabet is like the periodic table of elements.
The written Torah. It has in it only the crowns of letters and letters. It has none of the vowels written in it. Thus the words of the “Torah” (Bible) have many possible meanings. This does not mean that there is not a known simple meaning which Moses was taught by God at Sinai, but it lets us know there are other “secret” meanings to it’s words. The letters are the 288 sparks of the vessels that shattered. In creating the world God joined letters and sparks together. By the shattering of the vessels sparks fell below. Through reading of the Torah with the ”tamim” (musical notes) and ”nikudot” (vowels) which are into the vessels. This purifies the vessels and the sparks. Raise the letters that are fallen by the “tagim” (notes) , “nikudot” (vowels), “tagin” (crowns) All letters have their source in the letter “Alp” the Hebrew “A”, which is called sweetened.
By this the vessels are fixed ,from their shattered state. V”H of YHV”H is the source of the letters, it is the letters. By holy speech one makes permutations of these letters and sparks, thereby making peace between them and raising them up to the place from which they have fallen and their fixing reassembles them above to be conduits of light for us here below. Giving the world a higher and better level of Divine supervision, nullifying judgments..
The nature of the letters of the Torah is revealed by the fact that when the letters flew off the Tablets Moshe was no longer able to hold them any longer as they were so heavy, so he had to let them drop and shatter. This was because after the letters had departed from the Tablets they were with out “ruach” (Spirit) so grew heavy and fell. In the Torah scroll itself there are no vowels allowing the Torah to have many meanings, as each generation has a unique “tikun”(fixing) of its own by exchanging the letters
The Torah that Moshe received at mount Sinai was not of his own design. Every other prophet had a personal revelation from G-d and then expected the masses to believe him and to accept his word and his religion. The giving of the Torah was radically different. The events at Mt. Sinai were witnessed by over three million human souls, men women, and children. They all experienced together the giving of the Bible (Torah). They all together saw and heard, stood in awe and wonder as something not of this world descended upon the mountain and spoke to them in a voice that sounded like thunder. As its written :
As its written :
“And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet with God; and they stood at the lower part of the mount.
And Mount Sinai was altogether in smoke, because the Lord descended upon it in fire; and its smoke ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount trembled greatly. And when the voice of the shofar sounded long, and became louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God answered him by a voice.” (Exodus 19)
See clearly from this, that the TORAH was given to Moses by what we must rightly call an extraterrestrial power.
It may be difficult to believe a single prophet who claims to have had a Divine experiance. It is possible that
such a person is mistaken or self deceived. However when three million people witnessed a “close encounter of the third kind.” That sets the odds highly in their favor that what they collectively saw and heard was real and true. Such a event is hard to deny.
The same extraterrestrial power continued this revelation to the Biblical prophets who explained to the following generations the observance these Divine teachings and to how to safeguard them from inadvertently violating a Torah commandment. Thus bringing Divine retribution on their heads. These words of advice have been observed and practiced for more than 2,400 years. The echoes of these events are still murmuring in the unconscious minds of almost every human being. Whether we like it or not, agree with it or not, the echo of the Ten Commandments and Biblical morality speaks into the hearts and souls of almost everybody in this world.
These Divine teachings will stay in force until the next time we are visited by the Power that came to Sinai. This next visitation is expected to bring to Earth more than just a body of instructions to mankind. The next time we make contact, the prophecy states, the Power revealed at Sinai will come with an invading army, one that will conquer the Earth and install a new world government led by a monarch, who will be a descendant of the Biblical Kind David. When this armada from the Heavens arrives, the Spiritual will welcome it as the coming of the Messiah. The others will most likely be terrified in that their worst nightmare will be coming true –
Earth is being invaded and conquered by a force from “outer space.”
You need to recognize that the episode at Mt. Sinai was not merely a religious event of ancient history. The Torah is no mere book of religious principles. We made contactwith something extraterrestrial on Sinai those many years ago. That “something” identified itself as the Creator. The Creator opened a channel of communication with mankind and gave us instructions for nearly one thousand years.
Mankind has progressed much since those early days when the Jewish people received
the Torah at Mt. Sinai. Most of the world has been influenced by this event. First
Christianity and then Islam built themselves on the back of Torah. Each religion claims
to be the legitimate heir and continuation of the path received at Sinai. Needless to say,
such contradictory claims have led to centuries of conflict. Indeed, the way the 21st century has begun it looks like that a major conflict between Moslem nations and Christian nations is brewing. Moslems nations rally against Israel and the Jews, but one does not need to pierce the veil of this too deep to see that Islam defines its greatest and true enemy as the “American great Satan.” The United States and the European Union (which should rightly be called the United States of Europe) spend billions of dollars on defense and intelligence to protect
themselves from growing threats of Islamic insurgency. Unbeknown to most, but we can rest assured that the Western powers are doing their share to subvert the rule of Islam in Moslem countries. Otherwise, Islamic
fundamentalism will sweep through the Middle East on its way to taking over the world.
What the eventual outcome of this brewing conflict will be, time will tell.
The Prophets thousands of years ago spoke of this conflict that we are seeing today. Realize from this that there is indeed a Force and a Power above that which we humans cannot control or even understand, and that force that spoke at Sinai and to the prophets is the Creator God.
Something happened that night on Mt. Sinai those thousands of years ago. Only a few hold the faith of the message
revealed that night. The rest of us feel that we have evolved beyond the need of such “myths.” However, what is myth and what is reality, better be defined with greater clarity, before we wish to reject an Authority which apparently can impose itself upon us by sheer force of
will as we see displayed in the miracles and wonders of the bible. A Authority that calls itself God the Creator of all. The God at Sinai warned us against our self destructive behaviors. One of the last Prophets Malachi concludes his book with a subtle warning spoken through him By G-d :
“Remember the Torah of Moshe my servant, which I commanded to him in Horev for all Israel to observe decrees
and ordinances. Behold, I send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and awesome Day of G-d.
And he will turn the hearts of the fathers with their children, and the hearts of the children with their fathers, lest I come and strike the land with utter destruction.”
The warning is clear. Accept the Torah of G-d and live by it. For the Day of G-d will come and it will be great and awesome.
The Power that made extraterrestrial contact with us centuries ago at Sinai will return.
When that Power-GOD comes back, will we find favor in its eyes, or will it use its incredibly superior Power to tear down mankind and civilization and start all over again? It is a good thing that human technology has progressed as far as it has. It is also good that western world governments have secret military technologies developed and in testing the likes of which we can only imagine existing in science fiction movies. It would even be a good thing if western governments actually did have secret relations with extraterrestrial entities from other planets or dimensions and that they received technological information from them. Why would all this be good? Because when the Supreme Extraterrestrial Power-God comes back to planet Earth to claim its territory and to punish those who have stood against its Torah and its representatives , they will need all the help that they can get. Nonetheless, even with all their advanced technologies, no military weapons will withstand the invading armies of angels led by the Messiah.
The Highest Power will return to this world and will renew upon the Earth a Garden of Eden, one based upon its centuries old
message in the Torah. This is our inevitable human future. We can choose to fight it or embrace it. The consequences of our actions will be telling.