105. בֹּא וּרְאֵה, טֶרֶם חָטָא אָדָם, הָיָה עוֹלֶה וְעוֹמֵד בְּחָכְמַת הָאוֹר הָעֶלְיוֹן, וְלֹא הָיָה נִפְרָד מֵעֵץ הַחַיִּים. כֵּיוָן שֶׁהִגְדִּיל תְּשׁוּקָתוֹ לָדַעַת וְלָרֶדֶת לְמַטָּה, נִמְשַׁךְ אַחֲרֵיהֶם, עַד שֶׁנִּפְרַד מֵעֵץ הַחַיִּים, וְיָדַע רַע וְעָזַב הַטּוֹב. וְלָכֵן כָּתוּב (תהלים ח) כִּי לֹא אֵל חָפֵץ רֶשַׁע אָתָּה לֹא יְגֻרְךָ רָע. מִי שֶׁנִּמְשָׁךְ בָּרָע, אֵין לוֹ דִּיּוּר עִם עֵץ הַחַיִּים. וְטֶרֶם שֶׁחָטְאוּ, הָיוּ שׁוֹמְעִים קוֹל מִלְמַעְלָה וְיוֹדְעִים אֶת הַחָכְמָה הָעֶלְיוֹנָה וְלֹא פוֹחֲדִים. כֵּיוָן שֶׁחָטְאוּ, אֲפִלּוּ קוֹל שֶׁלְּמַטָּה לֹא יָכְלוּ לַעֲמֹד בּוֹ.
Zohar Ki Tisa
Continued from previous DZ
Rabbi Elazar and the friends came and kissed the hands of Rabbi Shimon. Rabbi Aba said that if they had come to this world just to hear this study, it would be sufficient to fill their lives. He wept and said, woe to us Rabbi that after you leave the world, who would illuminate and reveal the Lights of the Torah. The secret that was concealed in darkness, is now revealed and shines its light to high heavens, and registered in the Holy Throne. The Holy One Blessed be He has added joy for this revelation. Who except you could awaken such words of wisdom in the world.
Before Adam sinned, he was part of the Tree of Life and could reach the illumination of the supernal Chokma. After his desire to connect to the Tree of Knowledge Good and Bad, he was separated from the Tree of Life, learned the Bad, and left the Good. Those who are drawn to the ‘Bad’ side cannot dwell in the Tree of Life. About that, it is written;
“כִּי לֹא אֵל חָפֵץ רֶשַׁע אָתָּה לֹא יְגֻרְךָ רָע.”
“For You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness; No evil dwells with You.”
Before the sin, Adam and Eve could hear the voice from Binah, know the supernal Chokmah, and have no fear.
After the sin, they had feared from the voice of Zeir Anpin that is below Binah.
“וַיֹּאמֶר אֶת קֹלְךָ שָׁמַעְתִּי בַּגָּן וָאִירָא כִּי עֵירֹם אָנֹכִי וָאֵחָבֵא.”
“So he said, “I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked, and I hid myself.”