Mar 1, 2009
The meaning of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil [עץ הדעת טוב ורע] depicted in the book of Genesis / Bereshit. Lecture quote:
"The doorway to knowledge is what we seek when we enter into a religion, or any kind of spirituality, that doorway of which Jesus spoke in the Gospel: "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened." - Matthew 7:7-8 To knock on that doorway, we have to know where it is, and to aid us we have many religions in the world, many mystical teachings throughout all the different groups and ages of humanity. Contained within them all are the clues that can guide us towards that singular door which does not reside in only one religion or in any force or group outside of us. That door is not in any book. It is not in any priest, preacher, or master. The doorway is within ourselves. This is why the ancient Greek oracle said, “Man, know thyself.” The doorway that we need to knock upon and pass through is within."