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Reb Miles brings great riches to our class with his vast knowledge of many traditions; authors, practitioners, and experiences. His references can lead one to a lifetime of learning, and I have been fascinated and have learned a lot from tracking down the resource and reading more. I often have a hard time deciphering my quickly jotted notes; my handwriting is hard to read, or my notes are incomplete, or the reference is in Hebrew or another language and I have no idea whether what I wrote down is even remotely correct. I thought this forum could be a great place to share our understanding and resources, posting information about these references where and when we find them.
A few references from our class on May 7th, 2017:
BLIND SPOT The Unforessen End of Accelerating Change by Peter Russell
Often cited, Yam HaChochma : Rabbi Yitzchak Meir Morgenstern This week Reb Miles discussed his commentary on Acharei Mot. I could not find individual text commentaries, but there are a few books available from SeforimCenter.org. There are also quite a few audio shiurim at Kol HaLoshon.com, but they are in Yiddish and crazy hard to even hear, let alone understand. Since there are a number of books by R. Morgenstern, does anyone have a recommendation for one to begin with?
As part a discussion of the new paradigm of ‘self- reflective- realizing’ I wrote down rather hastily: ‘from a student of Norchan Yarbu from Zochen in Italy???’ a book titled “You Are the World”. When I went to look it up it was obvious that I messed up in writing down the author’s name. Does anyone have the correct spelling? There is a book of the same name by J. Krishnamurti, which looks interesting too.
You Are the Universe: Discovering Your Cosmic Self and Why It Matters by Deepak Chopra and Menas C. Kafatos (a physicist), currently a NY Times Best Seller.
I will most likely keep posting these from my notes, and hope that others will share what leads they have followed. All for One and One for All! Thanks Y’all.
Susan and Fred Knapp
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