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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.
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