Jewish Meditation

Introduction to Jewish Meditation – P...

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He is the Place of the World In conclusion, to appreciate in greater depth the dynamic nature of our meditative Divine space, we turn to

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The Marriage Ceremony The prophets metaphorically describe the Jewish people entering the Land of Israel–ascending in it from level to level, until reaching the Holy

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Six Ascending Levels of Holiness Our sages speak of ten ascending levels of holiness that God created in the world. They begin with the holiness

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Ever-Expanding Consciousness  To Meditate is to Build The word for “meditation” in Hebrew (hitbonenut) is related to the verbal root “to build” (baneh). Once the mental structure

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The Point Within In terms of the space-model, this mitzvah is the point of self-consciousness situated in the middle of the six-sided cube of Divine-consciousness outlined above.

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Prayer — The Seventh Commandment  We have now constructed a meditative space in which one is to experience himself moving at all times, i.e., a

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Sunset As “front” and “back” correspond to east and west, they symbolize sunrise and sunset in the consciousness of the soul. As one’s “sun”–one’s clarity

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Loyalty At the back is the commandment:   And you shall not stray after your heart and after your eyes…. This is the mitzvah of guarding one’s mind

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Three Levels of Fear Just as the flame of love possesses three levels of ascent to God–“with all your heart, and with all your soul,

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Fear To the left is the commandment: And now, O Israel, what does God your Godask of you, but to fear…. This is the commandment to fear God (yir’ah),