Amedar has asked me several times for a longer article, “for novices.”
I demurred (hesitated). What would such an article consist of?
I thought of many stories my teacher had told me (in recorded lectures and books) and wondered if any of these could be a starting place.
I got out one such book and began to look through it. But even the simpler parts, I thought, were too extensive to be presented out of context, in an article.
I continued to look through the book, and I found a few bits which I thought might stand on their own.
I present those few parts here, mostly unedited.
I have left the first section as it is, with no introduction.
The other sections are briefly introduced.
Amedar, I hope you see this and let me know what you think of it.