MEDITATION AND THE BIBLE BY ARYEH KAPLAN SAMUEL WEISER, INC. York Beach, Maine First published in by Samuel Weiser, Inc. Meditation and the Bible by Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Aryeh Moshe Eliyahu Kaplan was an American Orthodox rabbi and author known for his . (Kaplan himself utilized the meditative form of Kabbalah on a daily basis.) From onward . “A Tribute To Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan”.

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The soul must visually imagine or think about the creator, the glory and images of sacred space. A highly radical interpretation of the Bible demonstrating the methods of meditation used by the Prophets to attain their unique states of consciousness. The same way Swami Vivekananda took the medieval Meditatikn Purana and turned it into modern meditation about sitting straight and focusing.

To consider the unity of the ten directions and there is no other. Books by Aryeh Kaplan. Those blble a proper path in the Jewish mystic tradition can feel safe and secure studying the texts which I discuss in these book reviews and other places.

Kaplan was described by Rabbi Pinchas Stolperhis medjtation sponsor, as never fearing to speak his mind. The next exercise involves trying to imagine good and infinite evil. Inside the flame is another effulgent light, and that is the Soul of your soul, God.

Meditation and the Bible by Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan – Book Review

Selected pages Title Page. And all this, of course, must be done in a completely ego-free state. A Jungian View Limited preview.


One must perceive the height of the sky and beyond the sky. This site uses cookies. Stephen rated it really liked it May 16, afyeh Let the mind travel back to a moment ago, and an hour ago, a day ago, a year ago, continuing until you reach a level where you are trying to imagine an infinity ago. Although the depths of these directions is infinite, it can be described mentally.

Kaplan wrote three well-known books on Jewish meditation. On his first day at the minyan, Henoch Rosenberg, a year Klausenburger Chassidrealized that Len was out of place, as he was not wearing tefillin or opening a siddurand befriended him. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Deep, but profoundly moving for a text that is more documentary than story. It is sad that so much of the authentic Jewish mystic tradition exists only in the hands of a few today.

How would Kaplan have read them as imperatives and as about cultivating the mind? If he had done this, then we would now know Judaism as a meditation religion. Yet, there is a place in which the Holy One, blessed be He, shows the created glory to the prophet according to the need of the hour. Open Preview See a Problem?

Meditation and the Bible by Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan – Book Review

Sam Lieberman rated it it was amazing Jun 27, Lists with This Book. Aryeh Kaplan left a legacy of the thousands of people whom he touched and elevated, and of the scores of books and papers that flowed from his pen.


Philip Saenger rated it it was amazing Jan 19, Rather, think of the creator as sublime above and none else and the impossibility of understanding Him. He held the position through Think of the expanses of the sky and ths as well as the directions of east, west, north and south.

But it is an intensely satisfying experience as well, because this book is crammed with substance and enlightenment. The comments are moderated and checked when I get to them. You will find at last that the easiest way to make ourselves healthy is to see that others are healthy, and the easiest way to make ourselves happy is to see that others are happy. He argued that Hinduism is not temple worship to statues but a modern cultivation of the mind, an activity eminently progressive form of New Thought and philosophic idealism.

Meditation and the Bible. Refresh and try again. Though I can see the practical use of the various exercises in most cases at a minimum, supernatural effects aside, they certain train concentration, intention, self-discipline, filtering out the lazy, and so forthat the same time they seem like a lot of Making Complicated.

FiliaTrivia rated it really liked it Sep 13, Paperbackpages. But was the latter a valid source of meditative knowledge? Collected essays on Jewish themes from the noted writer and meditztion. Jeff Munnis rated it it was amazing Jan 04,