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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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 hte. And all of this can be drawn out of a close study of the accounts in the Bible.

New York Jewish Week. Open Preview See a Problem? From yoga comes knowledge; knowledge, again, helps the yogi to obtain freedom. Livio rated it really liked it Aug 31, This entry was posted in Uncategorized. He also wrote and translated several works related to Hasidic Judaism in general, and to the teachings of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov in particular.

Dan Pfeiffer rated it really liked it Apr 05, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. A highly radical interpretation of the Bible demonstrating the methods of meditation used by the Prophets to attain their unique states of consciousness.

Meditation and the Bible by Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan – Book Review

Largely because of him, we use the words mantra and yoga in English. Archived from the original on Every appetite for Jewish themes will be whetted and satisfied by th book.

Kaplan then studied at the Mir Yeshiva in Jerusalem in Israel, where he received semikhah from some of Israel’s foremost rabbinic authoritiesincluding Rabbi Eliezer Yehuda Finkel in Kiki Cohen rated it liked it Jul 11, Know that the reason is because the Kavod glory appears to the prophets according to the needs of the moment. THAT said, at the end of each chapter he quotes source material from various famous Kabbalists that relates to the material in the chapter, and this is kind of interesting to read, at least as a peek into another worldview and epoch.


Readers need not rely upon my endorsement if they feel I am promoting something for an ulterior benefit. The Gift He Left Behind: And when he passed away suddenly at the age of 48 with decades of productive activity still ahead of him, Jewry lost a priceless, irreplaceable treasure.

Ok No Privacy policy. We find changes in the Shekhinah [appearing] sometimes as a young man and sometimes as an old man. Another meditation is given: The difference is very well spelt out and documented. Roderick rated it it was amazing Sep 29, That said, the author, Kaplan, is a Kabbalist, so he has a particular interest in levels of symbolism, numerology etc that are more complicated than I am interested in.

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One must perceive the height of the sky and beyond the sky. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Kaplan took an obscure kaplab text and made it sound like a 20 th century meditative path.

Lama Anagarika Govindapolymath scholar, mystic, writer, painter and poet, was not a real lama, rather a German philosopher and artist who moved in India and thought Buddhism was the path to enlightening our minds and leading to creativity.


What if the Reform and Orthodox movements of had turned to transcendental idealism to create a meditative Torah?

Meditation and the Bible : Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan :

Deep, but profoundly moving for a text that is more documentary than story. 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…. I include below the video of the Rebbe speaking about the importance of a proper education into the world of kosher Jewish meditation. Be the first to ask a question about Meditation and the Bible. 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.

Then do the same with regard to the future.

Think of a space in your heart, and think that in the midst of that space a flame is burning. Goleman also focused on Buddhist meditation on infinite space as starting in the 5 th level of Buddhist meditation.

In researching his books, Kaplan once remarked: Want to Read saving…. He did not create a meditative school.

Now imagine, if Kaplan had lived in and wrote works against Western and Eastern European Jewry arguing that a modern Judaism should be meditative and about the elevation of the mind. His writing is original and incisive.