- Sep 16, 2005
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Genesis 3: 22 (TORAH)
Now that man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil, what if he should stretch out his hand and take also from the Tree of Life and eat and live forever!
We see in this passage the "God of this world's" opposition to man's quest for Knowledge and Immortality.
The Judaic Philosophy appears to be rooted in this hatred for man, and hatred for man's quest for spiritual knowledge and liberation.
This myth of course was not original to the Torah which came out of Egypt, but was written by Babylonian Jews circa 581 b.c. after the diaspora. These "Jews" denied the religious nature of "Israel" and emphasized the racial elements of the metaphor of Abraham as the father of many nations.
In truth, to be the "seed" of Abraham all one must do is be a follower of God, not be of a particular racial descendant as the so-called "Jews" believe. It is in fact merely a metaphor.
Genesis 3: 23-24 (Torah)
So The Lord God, banished him, from the garden of Eden.........He drove the man out, and stationed "East" of the garden of Eden, the Cherubim, and the fiery, ever turning sword to guard the way to the TREE OF LIFE.
It is quite astonishing how this so-called "god" could be so thoroughly opposed to man's quest for spiritual liberation from this world......it is an anomaly of the Bible which has until now remained unexplained.
We were told that the serpent is an evil being, the devil.
However the Halmark of the "devil" is that the devil is a "deceiver" a god of lies, god of deception.....correct?
Well we have the first lie coming out of the mouth of the so-called "god," the god of this world, the god of the garden:
Genesis 2: 17
"....but as for the Tree of Knowledge of good and Evil, you must not eat of it, for as soon as you eat of it you shall die."
This was clearly a lie as Eve did not die rather as the Torah states:
Genesis 3: 6-7
When the Woman saw that the "Tree" was good for eating........and that the "Tree" was desirable as a source of wisdom, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave some to her husband and he ate. Then the eyes of both of them were opened..."
Clearly, they did not die rather, achieved enlightenment.
Logically we must make the next critical step and name this "god" a Liar.
A God of Lies.
A God of deception.
This so-called "god" lied to mankind in an effort to prevent man from achieving spiritual understanding.
In the New Testament Christ alludes to this suppression of Knowledge by the Jewish Religious Establishment.
Mathew 23: 13
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for you neither go in yourselves, neither do you allow them that are entering to go in.
So what then, is the TREE OF LIFE, what is it supposed to "symbolize."
The short answer to that question is simply-GOD.
The Tree of Life is a metaphor for GOD; "the divine origin of all life."
The origin of this metaphor is found in the Vedic Hymns, the religious teachings of India.
Specifically in the teachings known as the UPANISHADS.
The word "upanishad" means to "sit down near."
Here is a passage from the Vedic text:
The Tree of Eternity has its roots above and its branches on earth below.
Its pure root is Brahman (GOD) the immortal, from whom all the worlds draw their life and whom none can transcend.
For this SELF is supreme!
"I have become one with the Tree of Life."
"My glory rises like the mountain peak."
"I have realized the SELF, who is ever-pure, all-knowing, radiant, and immortal."
Now some of you will still say....."well.....you know......that Tree of Life is evil and that is why we Christians must not partake of it."
Here is what it says about the Tree of Life in "The Revelation of St. John."
Rev 2: 7
He that hath an ear let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the Churches:
"To him that overcometh, I will give to eat of the Tree of Life, which is in the center of the paradise of GOD."