I seek refuge in The GOD against the adversary, the rejected. In the name of The GOD The Most Gracious The Most Merciful. My Lord I seek refuge in You against the whispers or the adversaries, and I seek refuge in You, my Lord, lest they come near me.
I am researching immortality and longevity both spiritually and scientifically. I believe that it is possible, that The Scriptures may contain clues that there are foods and methods by which we may attain the immortality of our bodies. I’m not assuming this is definitely true, but I consider it worth my research time.
The reason, scientifically speaking, why we age and die, is because when our cells divide, their telomeres shorten. Telomeres are the caps at the ends of strands of DNA that protect the chromosomes. The shorter they get, the less protection they provide, and the more the chromosomes become damaged, resulting in aging and, eventually, death. If the telomeres can be lengthened, or if their shortening can be prevented, it is theoretically possible to abolish the aging and death of the body. There are foods that may be capable of this. What I wonder, is whether or not the fruit of the Tree of Life that is mentioned in The Torah, may be such a type of food.
The Torah mentions that after Adam and Eve ate from the Tree of Knowledge, and GOD banished them from Eden, GOD placed guards around the Tree of Life, to prevent them from becoming immortal.
“The LORD God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground–trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil” – Genesis 2:9.
“So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life” – Genesis 3:24.
I’ve already determined, with earlier research, that the Tree of Knowledge is a literal tree – specifically, a fig tree. I’ll briefly explain this: The Torah explains, if you read it carefully, that Adam and Eve became shameful of their nakedness after they ate from the Tree of Knowledge, and covered themselves in fig leaves. Prior to eating from it, they were not ashamed of their nakedness. It just so happens, that figs are aphrodisiacs. Aphrodisiacs are foods, or natural chemicals contained in foods, that induce sexual arousal, i.e. “horniness.” It is clear that what happened, was when Adam and Eve ate the aphrodisiac figs, they got horny and had sex. That’s the reason why they felt ashamed of their nakedness only after they ate from it, or rather, why Adam specifically felt ashamed of it; because after having sex, the penis remains erect for a while, and if you’re naked and GOD comes around when you’ve just had sex, you’re likely going to feel ashamed and cover yourself to hide your erection. Much of that is speculation I must admit, but what we do know for sure are: it is clearly implied that the Tree of Knowledge is a fig tree, its forbidden fruit is the fig, and figs are aphrodisiacs (which may explain why they were forbidden). It can be reasoned, to a point, that the reason why this aphrodisiac tree is called the Tree of Knowledge, or in full, the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Bad, is because it is through sexual awareness that we start to become morally conscious. Either way, we know that the Tree of Knowledge was a literal tree, and not just a metaphor.
If the Tree of Knowledge was a literal tree that induces knowledge, then it seems logical to assume that the Tree of Life was also a literal tree that induces life or immortality. There is a lot of speculation regarding the exact identity of what the Tree of Life is, i.e. what type of tree it is. Inshallah, I’ll carefully research this myself, and inshallah, I may determine a precise and accurate answer to that question. If I can do so, then I might be able to use the Tree of Life to concoct profoundly life-enhancing medicines.
Personally, I’ve been producing my own homemade fermented medicinal beverages that contain natural ingredients that may have anti-aging properties, including such things as onions, apples and ginger root. I will experiment with the health-effects of the medicines I concoct, inshallah.
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