Thursday 16 August 2018

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Shakyamuni

Do not believe in anything
simply because you have heard it.

Do not believe in anything
simply because it is spoken and rumored by many.

Do not believe in anything
simply because it is found written in your religious books.

Do not believe in anything
merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.

Do not believe in traditions
because they have been handed down for many generations.

But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.

~ The Buddha [Kalama Sutra]

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Manly P. Hall

Manly P. Hall 1929
Manly Palmer Hall
(18 March 1901 - 29 August 1990)

A world-renowned authority on philosophy, comparative religion and the esoteric doctrines of antiquity.

Founded the Philosophical Research Society in 1934 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the ensoulment of all arts, sciences, and crafts.

He was a Canadian-born author and mystic.

He is perhaps most famous for his work -
The Secret Teachings of All Ages — An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy , published in 1928 at the age of 26, which is widely regarded as his magnum opus.

On 8th December 1973, he was recognized as a 33 degree Mason (the highest honor conferred by the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite) - at a ceremony held at PRS - despite never being initiated into the physical craft.

In his over 70-year career, Mr. Hall authored more than 150 books and essays, and delivered over 8000 lectures in the U.S. and abroad, in his multi-faceted role as a teacher of the universal laws through which the creating principle manifests itself.

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Saturday, 03 March 2018 20:46

Three Vehicles

Daring Steps Toward Fearlessness · The Three Vehicles of Buddhism — by Ringu Tulku

This work draws on several venerable sources, ranging from Buddha's earliest teachings to a Vajayanna texts.

Friday, 02 March 2018 20:30

Great Chariot

The Introduction To The Commentary On The Great Perfection · The Nature of Mind, The Easer of Weariness Called The Great Chariot — by Longchenpa

Dzogchen or ati is the tradition that this teaching is part of, and also its fruition.

Sunday, 25 February 2018 19:35

Guhyasamaja Tantra

A Lamp to Illuminate the Five Stages · Teachings on Guhyasamaja Tantra — by Tsongkhapa - translated by Gavin Kilty (Library of Tibetan Classics - Volume 15)

Covers the subtle human physiology of channels and winds along with the process of dying, bardo and rebirth.

Saturday, 24 February 2018 21:14

Masters of Kadam

The Book of Kadam — Attributed to Atisa and Dromtonpa · Library of Tibetan Classic - volume 2

This work is a landmark in the study of Tibetan culture in general and Tibetan Buddhism in particular. Undisputedly one of the greatest works.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 16:47

Mastering Mind

Mind Training - The Great Collection — compiled by Shonu Gyalchok and Konchok Gyaltsen, translated by Thupten Jinpa (Library of Tibetan Classic - volume 1)

The volume contains forty-four individual texts, including the most important works of the Lojong cycle, together with the earliest commentaries on these seminal texts.

Thursday, 08 February 2018 01:01

Transmitting the Ideal

Original Perfection - Vairotsana's Five Early Transmissions — by Keith Dowman

The root of Dzogchen - main practice of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. Sparkling translation and commentary provide insight and historical background.

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