Click here to listen to the Daily Zohar [audio:http://dailyzohar.com/wp-content/uploads/audio/dz681.mp3|titles=Daily Zohar 681]
Tikkun 55 – 5
“וַיִּקַּח יְהוָה אֱלֹהִים, אֶת-הָאָדָם; וַיַּנִּחֵהוּ בְגַן-עֵדֶן, לְעָבְדָהּ וּלְשָׁמְרָהּ”
“And YHVH God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to work it and to keep it”
After God created man in his own image, he made for him the Garden of Eden, which is the aspect of the Torah, to be able to work and earn the light. Even before he was sent out of the Garden of Eden, he had one precept to follow. “Stay away from the Tree of Knowledge Good and Bad!”.
Adam had to choose the Tree of Life instead of the Tree of Knowledge. Like Adam our work is to choose life and not death. ‘To work it’ is the aspect of connecting to the right column with the 248 precepts of positive actions. It represents the letters וה VH of the YHVH name.
‘To keep it’ is avoiding negativity by following the 365 precepts of “you shall not do…”.
From this, we learn that the Torah was given to us with the aspects of the right and the left columns. When we follow the system, we create balance and connect to the Tree of Life, otherwise we are trapped in a world of illusion, influenced by the Snake and experience chaos.