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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Another meditation is given: Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Modern Meditatioh thought might have been about consciousness and mind cultivation.

The reader is introduced into the traditions of Kabbalah and meditation through a variety of original texts. Meditation and the Bible Aryeh Kaplan No preview available kaplsn 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 tye to conquer through very elaborate practices and such.

Kaplan took an obscure medieval text and made it sound like a 20 th century meditative path.

The student who is unable to read the original Hebrew, will be able to get a glimpse into such works as Shaarei Kedushah Gates of Holiness by Rabbi Chaim Vitalthe Rambam and the Ramchal as translated by Rabbi Kaplan. Sam Lieberman rated it it was amazing Jun 27, In his short lifetime he wrote over over 50 books. He also places the ten dimensions as a temporal sequence. No practice, however mechanical or intermittent, is ever lost. The first technique involves verbal thought… Gradually, then, once can learn to depict these infinite depths non-verbally.

His family only had a small connection to Jewish practice, but he was meditztion to say Kaddish for his mother. FiliaTrivia rated it really liked it Sep 13, Many of these same adaptation techniques in his translations of a medieval text were done meditxtion Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan.


Not a huge fan of the river metaphor either, but I figure it’s probably familiar.

He put forward creative and original ideas and hypotheses, all the time anchoring them in classical works of rabbinic literature. His introductory and background material contain much scholarly and original research.

Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan – Creating 20th Century Jewish Meditation

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. Aryeh Kaplan describes various meditative methods used by the prophets and explores their experiences themselves. He is impossible to understand. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: This book is not yet featured on Listopia. From yoga comes knowledge; knowledge, again, helps the yogi to obtain freedom.

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By using kxplan site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. These books seek to revive and reconstruct ancient Jewish practices and vocabulary relating to meditation. Every appetite for Jewish themes will be whetted and satisfied by this book.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Kaplan produced works on topics as varied as prayerJewish marriage and meditation ; his writing was also remarkable in that it incorporated biblf from across the spectrum of Rabbinic literatureincluding Kabbalah and Hasidut. This was not the era of meditation as mindfulness, rather meditation was considered as great acts of mental focus.

His accomplishment was presenting texts only known by scholars and only discussed in their harder to find articles in the public domain. So you doing the years of training and then asking for a prophetic vision can never be guaranteed to cause one, because it’s God who decides if He feels like doing it at that moment. Dan Pfeiffer rated it really liked it Apr 05, 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.


Benjamin rated it really liked it Feb 24, To ask other readers questions about Meditation and the Bibleplease sign up. He later continued his training at different Yeshivot in Israel. Meditation and the Bible. Readers need not rely upon my endorsement if they feel I am promoting something for an ulterior benefit. Aryeh Kaplan presents a unique and mind opening view of the biblical texts. New York Jewish Week. Goleman also focused on Buddhist meditation on infinite space as starting in the 5 th level of Buddhist meditation.

Aryeh Kaplan in his book Sefer Yetzirah turns these intentions to the infinite Creator- Father in Heaven into mental and nonverbal meditations on infinite. 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. But was the latter a valid source of meditative knowledge?

Ashira Morgenstern rated it it was amazing May 12, There also doesn’t seem to be a lot of clarity around effort vs grace. 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.

In fact, I would go so far as to say, that the sincere student of the soul who lacks the Hebrew skills to read the original texts, but who begins his journey here, will find themselves thirsting to begin their studies into learning Hebrew — just so that they can get into these beautiful books, taking the soul to heaven!