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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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Aryeh Kaplan in his book Sefer Yetzirah turns these intentions to the infinite Creator- Father in Heaven into mental and nonverbal meditations on infinite. In course of time the mind develops a channel for that thought-wave and the practice becomes effortless. He died in at the young age of 48 years.

Philip Saenger rated it it was amazing Jan 19, He later continued his training at different Yeshivot in Israel. Then again, Catholicism has it’s own layers of Making Complicated, and I like those, but they are familiar. That is, while he seems to imply that the “skill” of prophecy is something one has to train for by using very specific methods and studying under a master and there are no more masters since the Babylonian Exile kappan, so The more you practice this, the better you will feel.

Henoch Rosenberg and his siblings taught Kaplan Hebrewand within a few days, Kaplan was learning Chumash. He also places the ten dimensions as a temporal sequence. mediration

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Paul Hughes-Barlow rated it really liked it Nov 01, Kaplan wrote three well-known books on Jewish meditation. Open Preview See a Problem? But it is an intensely satisfying experience as well, because this book is crammed with substance and enlightenment.

Archived from the original on The Gift He Left Behind: Academic scholarship in its discussions of Ashkenaz Piety and early kabbalah translate many passages about contemplative visualization done in that era. Kaplan used the language of mantra and meditation that Vivekanada bequeathed to the English language. The creator is completely desire and filled with knowledge and power. John rated it it was amazing Sep 23, 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.


Should we follow his method and take the plethora of kabbalsitic texts published by scholars and adapt them as 21st century meditation? To exist in exaltedness and variations. Kaplan’s note concerning ” Azazel ” Lev Roderick rated it it was amazing Sep 29, Although the depths of these directions is infinite, it can be described mentally.

If He possessed a limit the way every creature has limits, how could he be in the midst of all and not be touched by all…. Noa rated it it was amazing Jul 30, His approach which may be simply the norm for Judaism or at least Kabbala, I don’t know is very heavy on “ascension”, with layers of realms one has to conquer through very elaborate practices and such.

No practice, however mechanical or intermittent, is ever lost. So this book offers some of that, though that’s not the main point of the book at all. Another meditation is given: We put it down enriched by the intellectual company of Aryeh Kaplan, and grateful for this “gift he left behind.

The soul must visually imagine or think about the creator, the glory and images of sacred space. B’nai B’rith Hillel Foundation.

The same way Swami Vivekananda meditatjon the medieval Kurma Purana and turned it into modern meditation about sitting straight and focusing. This entry was posted in Uncategorized.

Ok No Privacy policy. Meditation and The Bible takes the student into some of the best of basic texts to start with. Paperbackpages. The main point is to show how the accounts of the ancient prophets Ezekiel, Mo Two people suggested this book, probably based on the title. Ashira Morgenstern rated it it was amazing May 12, Aryeh Kaplan presents a unique and mind opening view of the biblical texts. And sometimes Making Complicated turns into a Big Thing you hang on to, and you never get across the river because you are too busy endlessly re-decorating your raft or showing off how many cool dance moves you can do from the middle of the river.

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For those whose Hebrew skills are good enough, there is, of course, a whole other world waiting to be studied, and I hope to speak more about these books in the future. I strongly believe that Rabbi Kaplan was at the forefront of such teachings and that those studying his works will find themselves on a path of purity that can only lead to further holiness, a love of Torah, a love of the Jewish people and a love of God.

Yet, there is a place in which the Holy One, blessed be He, shows the created glory to the meditatiln according to the need of the hour. And yet the emphasis on mastery, special powers and skills seems to me to teeter around the edges of maintaining quite a bit of ego.

Account Options Sign in. Chaimkalman rated it liked it Jul 04, Sodei Razaya Aryeh Kaplan in his book Sefer Yetzirah turns these intentions to the infinite Creator- Father in Heaven into mental and nonverbal meditations on infinite. Comments The comments are moderated and checked when I get to them. Kaplan took an obscure medieval text and made it sound meditatkon a 20 th century meditative path.

Meditation and the Bible by Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan – Book Review

But most of all, it is always clear and to the point. However, Kaplan did not actually teach these techniques in his classes nor did he practice them.

Insightful Insightful and thought provoking.