As you know, in meditation, there are three general levels:
first - which is a method of relaxation meditation, relaxation, so necessary in modern life, replete with stresses and flowing in a crescendo. From this perspective, meditation is not that other, as a treatment for psychological disorders such as stress, anxiety or worry.
the second level of meditation leads to understanding and feeling, until a clear sense and experience, the presence of the Almighty is everywhere and in everything, the assimilation of His providence embraces all creatures and events in the world, including ourselves and all our livelihoods.
third, the highest level of meditation is profound, concentrated meditation on the mysteries of the Torah. Since the era of the Baal Shem Tov focus on these mysteries and recognition of their impact on our daily lives become truly vital.
Rabbi Yitzhak Ginsburg has developed a system of Jewish meditation based on the Kabbalah and Hasidism. Meditative "work", discussed in this book, refers mainly to the second level. Nevertheless, it is often "seasoned" relating to the third level, detailed and widely covered in the writings of Kabbalah and Hasidism pillars. In this book, talking about meditation, we are referring to the Jewish Meditation (itbonenut), except for those places where clear from the context that we are talking about non-Jewish meditation.
|Author||Ginzburg, Yitzhak, r.|