Tree of life
Tree of Life is Tree of Knowledge in practice. Life is everything that is made of Tree of Knowledge with the practical applications of the Rules of Creation - the Laws of Cosmos and Ethics. Life is the feminine aspect of the All (= the Holy Spirit) and it is in continuous movement and refinement. It has not and it will be at rest.
According to the Rules, a person refines one’s Body and Soul during Life. The most refined ones are golden and will connect back to the All through Father and Mother. The Spirit is the All and it is Father-Mother: it includes both the masculine and the feminine aspects, therefore it is the All (Three Initiates, 1912; Nag Hammadi texts; e.g. the Secret book of John). In the language of symbolism is known that the Son is born first of Father and Water and then of Mother and Fire, and therefore also the Son can be seen as the Holy Spirit, the Father-Mother (also Living Knowledge, Living Water etc.). This is not understood anymore by the Christianity of 21st century and all kind of false theories is served to explain this simple trinity.
The Image of the All (= presented in our teaching section) helps you to understand how we are connected to the material world, our bodies - and the mental world, our minds, together with our thoughts - all the way from the Cosmos to the Knowledge, the spiritual level. This same map is described in the Kabbalistic Tree of Life in the language of symbols and therefore understood only by few. In the words of Kabbalah, the Pillar of Mercy is Father, and the Pillar of Severity is Mother. The symbols of Water for Father, and Fire for Mother, are used also by John the Baptist in Matthew 3:11.
We need to understand that Mother, which is Life, is divided into two aspects; the Body and the Soul. These aspects represent the two worlds of Cosmos, where Body is the material world, and Soul is the mental world. Both of our feminine aspects can and will refine during our life. We can refine our Body to be more athletic and healthy, and correspondingly we can refine our Soul to reflect virtue and Knowledge rather than vice and primitive behavior.
These aspects are about the ability to understand the difference between good and evil, or we may say the difference between right and wrong. House of Truth suggests that those persons, who wish to learn the difference, should learn it in both worlds – the Laws of Cosmos guide us in the physical world and Ethics in the mental one, as mentioned before.
In the language of symbolism, when a person is not connected to our Father (= Truth, Knowledge), Tree of Life appears as an evil one. Nature is wild and the home of beast kind of humans. But after mental purification that is called three baptisms, new Child has tamed the Nature and thus there is chaos no more. Then Tree of Life is a giver of Eternal Life. Before this mental marriage of Soul and Holy Spirit, Tree of Life is called also Circle of Life, which holds every living being inside as prisoners of their subconscious and thus natural urges. Therefore Tree of Life is our best friend or worst enemy depending only of ourselves and our personal spot on the Way of Truth.
If a person is willing to seek Tree of Life, he/she must be prepared to the fiery sword that will came first to cut off all the lies and burn them. Only the truth is everlasting and thus Tree of Knowledge must be on your side when entering the fiery lake. This mental story is explained here in House of Truth. It is the never ending story that is written even in Gilgames the oldest known spiritual text. The same symbolism is referred e.g. in the Bible:
"After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life." (Genesis 3:24)
Then correspondingly in the New Testament, John the Baptist refers to Jesus:
"John answered them all, "I baptize you with water. But one who is more powerful than I will come, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire." (e.g. Luke 3:16)
This short preview of the three Baptisms teaches us the same lesson that is taught here in House of Truth. A person who seeks Tree of Life, will be baptized first in Water with Mercy (by Father), then in Fire with Severity (by Son) and finally in the Holy Spirit with Love (by the Holy Spirit). The Way of Truth is the only way to reach Tree of Life. All the religions and even the science teach this same lesson. The only error that exists, is that they do not know our Father face-to-face, which is possible only for us humans. E.g. books, institutions, doctrines, ideologies or churches and other temples can not know our Father face-to-face. The Way of Truth is personal not institutional.