The tree of knowledge of good and evil symbolizes the special governance of the Creator when the Creator gradually transfers his qualities to the created beings. This is exactly the same as we behave with young children by awakening all kinds of questions and curiosity in them, as a result of which they develop and thus grow.
Question: What do the terms “good” and “evil” mean in relation to the Creator? What is it about?
Answer: Regarding the Creator, good and evil are very simple. Connection and love are good and the opposite of them is evil.
Question: What does it mean that Adam ate an apple from the tree of knowledge of good and evil?
Answer: In principle, all this is an allegory, because we are not talking about a person himself, but about his soul, which consists of two parts: the desire to receive and the desire to bestow.
The desire to receive is Eve, the desire to bestow is Adam, and our soul consists of these two parts. We must make sure that we use both the Adam part and the Eve part in our soul as correctly as possible.
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 6/14/22