Wednesday, December 12, 2007

A meditation for Zos Chanuka

The Seforim HaKedoshim the holy writings like the Tiferes Shlomo and Bnei Yisaschar teach us:

The final eighth day of Channuka is called "Zos Hannuka." This is the Channuka, the preparation of the altar. Channuka means the Chinuch the preparation. It alludes to the preparation of the 3rd and final temple to be rebuilt in Jerusalem speedily in our days Amen.

As you absorb the light of the 36 candles kindled during the course of these eight days feel the light warm and permeate your body and soul.

This is the light of the final redemption, preparing the way for the time of Moshiach.

This is the secret of the oil and the wick and the flame.

The Torah we study is our oil, we are a wick the draws that oil and our passion in the Divine service lights us aflame.

If we connect ourselves to a spiritual master a Rabbi or Rebbe he is like our Shammas, that lights each of us aflame.

May we all burn brightly.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Seclusion and Meditation

"Hisbodedus (Seclusion and Meditation) is one of the greatest among the
lofty character traits. It is the path of the greatest righteous Tzadikim and through this
very medium the prophets achieved revelation.

It is divided into two categories: external and internal hisbodedus. The
purpose of external hisbodedus [or seclusion of the body] is to reach a level of
internal hisbodedus [or meditation and seclusion of the mind] which is the top rung of
the ladder of revelation. And more so it itself is revelation."

Rabbeinu Avraham Maimonidies son of the Rambam – Sefer Hamispik leOvdei

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Man's Soul is G-d's Candle

Each Tzadik and Ba'al Teshuva, each pious righteous one and each penitent returnee has a halo, an aura of blue like a flame of fire surrounding them.

Sefer Charedim

Our soul flickers like the flame of candle, this is why a Jew sways when he speaks words of Torah, he is a candle aflame.

The Holy Zohar

Monday, June 25, 2007

Free Streaming MP3 Jewish Audio Files - Jewish Meditation

Due to an overwhemingly positive response I have had, to some of the MP3 Jewish Audio Classes, I am adding several selections as free streaming audio:

To purchase a download see right of blog

MP3 Audio Classes on Jewish Meditation
  • Jewish Meditation MP3 #10 Outpouring of the Soul - Rebbe Nachman of Breslov
  • Jewish Meditation MP3 #14 Jewish Meditation A practical Guide - Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan / Visualizations by Rav Eckstein Tnay HaNefesh LeHasgas HaChassidus (Visions of a Compassionate World)

Jewish Meditation the first step.

Close your eyes, relax and sit back. Clear your mind and slowly breath in and out. Controlling your breathing and thinking will help mold how you control your innermost thoughts. Part of meditating is learning how to focus and think.

Gain new perspectives and see things fresh and new painted with colors that you can understand for the very first time.

Jewish Meditation is about one thing. Its about you and G-d. Do you connect? Have achieved G-d consciousness? Speak to Him, tell Him how far you are and how close you want to be.

This is the first step. Begin by finding time in your day for at least ten minutes to think about your place in this world and how you relate to the Infinite.

The next step after initiating a dialogue is to choose a structure...