What's the difference between the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil and the Tree of Life?
In the Garden, God told Adam that he would surely die on the day he ate of the forbidden fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. We know that Adam and Eve did not literally, physically die on that day. In fact, both were escorted out of the Garden and Adam lived to the ripe old age of 930 years, begetting many sons and daughters.
So, what happened? The consensus seems to be that both died spiritually. This raises the question: Was Eden a physical or a spiritual place?
We have in Kabbalistic circles a "Tree of Life" which is a matrix of concepts -- 10 sefirot and 1 hidden sefirah. The Kabbalah is said to have been around since the time of Adam.
If the Kabbalah's "Tree of Life" is a non-physical matrix of concepts, was the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil also a non-physical matrix of concepts?
Genesis 1:26 tells us that man was created in God's likeness and image, but we know too well that God is not Homo sapiens. He is a non-physical, spiritual and immortal source of creation.
So, what could blind a group of non-physical, spiritual and immortal sources of creation -- God's children?
In my own experience, I have been outside of my physical body and was able to see with complete clarity. This was during a discussion of generosity and selfless love of others. Something in that discussion dissolved my own ego and lifted for a moment the blindfold I have worn these many millennia.
The poison of that forbidden fruit makes up the body of ego. The chief clue is in the name of the tree -- "Good and Evil" and "Knowledge." These are only 2 of the many dichotomies of ego -- right-wrong, generous-selfish, compassion-indifference, wisdom-stupidity and many more. Even the Pharisees were "good," but Jesus saw their "good" as imperfect and tainted -- not the "good" of righteousness for its own sake.
My research has turned up the Kabbalah's "Tree of Life" embedded in 2 chapters of Genesis. The fit is perfect, even down to the detail of Enoch being removed.
Knowledge of this has led to a biblical timeline compatible with those of science. We really do have an old universe, and humanity has been around far longer than even the anthropologists have imagined.
And now, we also know the culprit behind Noah's Flood. With great awe, I discovered that God's reason had everything to do with His love of us.
The difference between the tree of life and the tree of knowledge is that the tree of knowledge provided knowledge of good and evil as well as of the world around Adam and Eve. The tree of life is the tree that had they eaten of its fruit would have led to immortality
The Tree of Knowledge is actually a metaphor for the opening of one's Kundalini or awakening of one's conscious mind to the true Over-self, which is the true self and is able to access the Akashic records and know the truth about everything.
The serpent that is talked about in the Bible is actually the spirit essence that is wrapped around the base of the spine and when the Kundalini is awakened it unwraps it self and moves through the Chakrams to awaken the ego to the truth.
The brain creates the ego as a defense mechanism to protect itself but is not the true self.
So Eve was tempted by this serpent of light and exposed to knowledge she should not have at the time of mankind's evolutionary state. Satan was the being that helped her to achieve this state, having joined Lucifers Rebellion. Lucifers Rebellion was merely an attempt by the governing body of this part of the Universe to jump start evolution which Lucifer felt took too long by giving third dimensional beings knowledge they should not have at their state of evolution.
Mankind's Fall from Grace was actually the abuse of these metaphysical powers that was given to them before they were spiritually ready to use them, so the third eye or pineal gland was genetically closed, so that mankind could learn these lessons the hard way.
The lesson? War is not the Answer only Love can Conquer Hate, Love being the most powerful force in the Universe. Take the word evolution and spell it backwards (noitulove) LOVE-U-TION or the State (ion) U (of ) Love.
The Tree of Life is also a metaphor for immortality or seemingly a very long life as the life of all beings eventually comes to an end. This is the cycle of life and no one is exempt from it, even so called Gods. The Tree of Life is basically the knowledge (eating the fruit of knowledge) gained by awakening the Serpent of Light (Kundalini) which allows one to slow the aging process.
Remember the Bible is taught in parables so that when mankind experiences similar instances in their lives they are able to recognize these lessons and gained wisdom through the knowledge of experience.
However because the lessons in the Bible have been twisted to support the dogma of the ruling class, many of these lessons are no longer valid. Had the Bible remained true to the teaching of Imannuel mankind would be much further along in his spiritual evolution and everyone would already be privy to this information.
Om mani pad-me Hum! (Hail to Man's Overself)
The tree of the knowledge of good and evil represent the devil. The tree of life represent Jesus.God told Adam not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil because he only wanted man to know good.God always warns us before danger. When Eve received the words of the serpent who was Satan the devil and told them to Adam and he received them as well they died just as God said.They ate the fruit of Satan's lies and died. They had the opportunity to eat of the tree of life which was Jesus and live forever, but they took that away from man and instead received the penalty of death for obeying Satan instead of God.
With The T.O.T.K.O.G.A.E. you know evil and separate it from good. Duality.
In The tree of life, we may know evil but we are like God and don't separate it. We accept everything that is and know all things are as meant to be.
In the Kabbalah we stand in the middle column not the left or right or extremes. Not too loving and not too unloving.
If we are too loving people take advantage of us if we are not loving enough (or mean) people hate us
by Greg Boudonck 8 years ago
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by graceinus 6 years ago
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