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What is the Kabbalah Tree of Life?

The Tree of life is first of all brought down in the Torah Sefer Bereshit that it says that if Adam would have eaten from the tree of life he would live forever.

After the sin of eating from the Tree of Knowledge, he was not worthy to eat from the Tree of Life. Because he was not worthy, Hashem put “Lahat Hacherev Hamithapechet” to guard the way to the Tree of Life.

The Tree of Life in Kabbalah

The Zohar in a few places refers to the concept of the Tree of Life as the entire wisdom of the Kabbalah. This is why the main book of the Arizal is called “Etz Chayim” meaning the Tree of Life.

In today’s world, many people are mistaken to think that the Tree of Life refers only to the concept of the structure of the 10 sefirot. Even though for sure it is a main important concept within the Kabbalah, yet there are many other concepts that should also be included within the Kabbalah Tree of Life as well.

Another important understanding is that just like Hashem put the “Lahat Hacherev Hamithapechet” to guard the way of the tree of life, there are Angelic guards that are guarding the depth of the wisdom of the Kabbalah. The deepest parts of the Kabbalah for special individuals that are dedicating their life to serve Hashem to the highest extent.

The best example for us is Moshe Rabainu that Hashem testified about him “He is loyal to me from my whole house” which means I trust him to enter even the inner chambers of my palace. This means that Moshe Rabainu was able to access the deepest levels of wisdom.

We see the same thing is true by Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai [Rashbi] and the Arizal that have been able to reveal deep secrets of the Torah, specifically the wisdom of the Kabbalah.

They were able to reveal the deepest secrets because they were so dedicated to Hashem. They dedicated their lives to serve Hashem.

For an explanation on the 10 Sefirot, see our ebook “Introduction to Kabbalah”

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