Kabbalah Tree of Life
“If humanity is to progress, Gandhi is inescapable. He lived, thought, acted and inspired by the vision of humanity evolving toward a world of peace and harmony.” - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Editor’s note : This post was written by Shilpan Patel of the Success Soul blog. Have you ever dreamed about a joyful world with peace and prosperity for all Mankind – a world in which we respect and love each other despite the differences in our culture, religion and way of life?
The Tree of Life , or Etz haChayim (עץ החיים) in Hebrew , is a classic descriptive term for the central mystical symbol used in the Kabbalah of esoteric Judaism , also known as the 10 Sephirot . The symbolic configuration of 10 spiritual principles (11 can be shown, of which - Keter and Da'at are interchangable), arranged in 3 columns/pillars, describes the manner in which God creates existence ex nihilo , the nature of revealed divinity, the human soul, and the spiritual path of ascent by man. In this way, Kabbalists developed the symbol into a full model of reality, using the tree to depict a map of Creation . Jewish Kabbalah usually refers to the symbol as the 10 Sephirot , while non-Jewish Christian Cabala and Hermetic Qabalah generally terms it universally as the Cabalistic/Qabalistic Tree of Life .