Tree of Knowledge

Jacob Boehme
"But in the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil the properties, viz. of God's love and anger, and also the earthliness (as it is at this day in the curse), were peculiarly manifest, each in itself, and did eagerly put themselves forth; that is, they were departed out of the likeness, out of the equal harmonious accord. And all the three Principles were each of them in an especial manner manifest in this Tree, and therefore Moses calls it, the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.
Reason says, Wherefore did God suffer this Tree to grow, seeing man should not eat thereof? Did he not bring it forth for the fall of man? And must it not needs be the cause of man's destruction? This is that about which the high schools contend, and understand it not; for they go about to seek and apprehend the inward in the outward, and it remains hidden and dead unto them, they understand not what man is.
Man, according to body and soul, was created out of all the three Principles; and was placed in the Principles, in the properties of the inward and outward world, in equal number, weight and measure; none of the Principles did exceed the other; there was an agreeing harmony; the divine light tempered all the properties, so that there was a mutual melody and play of unanimous love between them.
The fiery dark-world rejoiced in the holy light-world, and the light-world in the outward world, as in its manifestation. Again, the outward world joyed itself in both the inward worlds; as in its life; and there was a mere pleasing harmonious will, pleasure and sweet delight between them. The Mercury, viz. the sounding, hearing and feeling life, viz. the manifestation of the divine Word in the Fiat, did mutually penetrate all essences, in a very exceeding joyful property.
The property or essence of all the three worlds reached with the desire after the light [or set their desire upon the light]; and in the light the expressed Word was holy. This holy Word gave its power and virtue to the sound of the inward dark fire-world; and also into the sound of the outward elemental world, viz. it gave itself into the inward fiery Word or life, and also into the outward earthly life.
Thus the holy divine Word was predominant through all the three Principles of the human property, and there was an equal accord; and no enmity or opposite will was manifest between the Principles, but a mere harmonious affection and inclination of will, pleasing relish, ravishing melody, sweet smell, a friendly smiling, and most pleasant aspect, a meek and kind sense, and mutual fruition of delight." [The Mysterium Magnum by Jacob Boehme (1575-1624)]

The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: It is said that there is an imperishable banyan tree that has its roots upward and its branches down and whose leaves are the Vedic hymns. One who knows this tree is the knower of the Vedas.

- Bg 15.1 - Bhagavad-gita as it is - CHAPTER 15 - The Yoga of the Supreme Person (purusottama-yoga) http://home.rstel.net/~daya/KristoferMajkl.htm

Krael said: The leaves of god's tree flutter in the breeze of man's inquiries why heaven's sap doth squeeze through trunk and branches pleased when man's mind wicks the seas of all infinities.

If this world were a tree, then the other world would be the roots - the part of the plant we can't see, but puts the sap into the tree's veins. The other world feeds this tangible world - the world that can feel pain, that can eat and drink, that can fail; the world that goes around in cycles; the world where we die. The other world is what makes this world work. And the way we help the other world continue is by feeding it with our beauty.

This universe is a tree eternally existing, its root aloft, its branches spread below. The pure root of the tree is Brahman, the immortal, in whom the three worlds have their being, whom none can transcend, who is verily the Self.

- Krishna Yajur Veda - Katha Upanishads 6.1. The Upanishads, Breath of the Eternal, 36

Our lord is a tree growing in heaven - his leaves flutter in the pneuma of our minds - his branches reach down to gaia enfolding, nurturing - divine sap flows through his trunk, bridging oceans of time and space - his roots drink the waters of life. - Krael -

http://ascension2000.com/ConvergenceIII/c315.htm Sacred Legends Of The World Tree (illustrated)





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