Question: Why is it not simply written in the Torah, in the story of Adam and Eve, that the Creator is behind everything? Then we would immediately know that He is first in the form of the speaker: “But of the Tree of Knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat of it for on the day that you eat thereof, you shall surely die,” and then in the form of a serpent: “You will surely not die,” then again in the form of God: “What is this that you have done?” Why isn’t it written like this?
Answer: So that you yourself, as a result of your thousand-year development, gradually begin to understand what it is. And understand not from the stories, but from the fact that you will have to change.
If it were only written in a book, you would just read: “Yes, this is what happens in nature.” It would not have done you any good. And when you yourself have to suffer and reveal everything in yourself, when this revelation comes from within you and not because you heard it from someone, then this knowledge is yours.
You yourself must reveal this story only within yourself! And not listen to it from the outside.
It is so arranged that even if it were read to you, you would not hear it. Only to the extent that you begin to change internally, to reveal the original serpent in yourself, its contradiction with the purpose of creation, with the Creator, to slowly grasp various properties in you: the property of the Creator and the property of creation, and the snake and man, and Adam and Eve, when you begin to find all these definitions in yourself, then this story will take shape in you, and not before.
Everything must be born from within.
From KabTV’s “The Power of The Book of Zohar” #16