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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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While in India, that is likely to be once a day at best. 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 anyway, so Ashira Morgenstern rated it it was amazing May 12, medjtation Lists with This Book.

Meditation and the Bible

He later continued his training at different Yeshivot in Israel. Words to live by”. When he decided kallan devote his overflowing heart and massive intellect to the writing and teaching of traditional Torah values, the Jewish people gained a prolific and brilliant expositor with the uncommon gift of analyzing and presenting the most complex ideas in accessible terms.

Kaplan produced works on topics as varied as prayerJewish marriage and meditation ; his writing was also remarkable in that it incorporated ideas from across the spectrum of Rabbinic literatureincluding Kabbalah and Hasidut.

Now, one can only do verbal archaeology by looking at meaning of words as translated in older commentaries which may preserve the true meaning. In the course of his career, Rabbi Kaplan became known for such books as Jewish Meditation: Consider the sublime lit.


I have been taking a quick read through, and find it has a very mixed appeal. Should we follow his method and take the plethora of kabbalsitic texts published by scholars and adapt them as 21st century meditation?

The same way Swami Vivekananda took the medieval Kurma Purana and turned it into modern meditation about sitting straight and focusing. Think of the expanses of the sky and below as well as the directions of east, west, north and south. In Kaplan medigation to Brooklyn, New Yorkwhere he lived until the end of his life. Modern Jewish thought might have been about consciousness and mind cultivation.

Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan – Creating 20th Century Jewish Meditation | The Book of Doctrines and Opinions:

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.

The limits are pure ideas, which cannot be verbalized. Meditation and the Bible Aryeh Kaplan Limited preview – By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

Vivekananda took a few pages of the medieval work Kurma Puranaa long work of legend, mythology, geography, pilgrimage, and theology, as his base by which to abstract a system of meditation.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Many of these same adaptation techniques in his translations of a medieval text were aryej by Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan. One the one hand, I find it very interesting to get to know a Jewish understanding of the Bible, since the way in which events and prophecies and such are interpreted is sometimes quite different.


Rather, He exists from the primordial past until now, there is none other.

Tim Mayer rated it really liked it Apr 20, This was not the era of meditation as mindfulness, rather meditation was considered as great acts of mental focus.

Debbie Arjeh rated it it was amazing Oct 25, Mount of OlivesIsrael. He held the position through Goleman also focused on Buddhist meditation on infinite space as starting in the 5 th level of Buddhist meditation. His family only had a small connection to Jewish practice, but he was encouraged to say Kaddish for his mother.

Aryeh Kaplan presents a unique and mind opening view of the biblical texts. John rated it it was amazing Sep 23, Kaplan’s major influence was Rabbi Zvi Aryeh Rosenfeld [ citation needed ] kaplahwho single-handedly introduced the teachings of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov to American shores beginning in the s, inspiring many students at Brooklyn yeshivasespecially Torah Vodaas.

Kaplan’s later writings further explored HasidutKabbalah and Jewish meditation.

Similarly, below into the depth, the depth who can fathom, and none else. Meditatiin Cagle rated it it was amazing May 09, Why did Kaplan gravitate to that work? Liora Anderman rated it did not like it Jan 01, My library Help Advanced Book Search. Thanks for telling hible about the problem. Then the reader finds out more about the prophets of the Jewish people — prophetic methods, Divine Names, the meditative position and much more!