Thursday 23 May 2019

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Buddhism

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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Thursday, 17 January 2019 13:55

Analytics and Logic

Pointing at the Moon - Buddhism, Logic, Analytic Philosophy — by Mario D'Amato, Jay L. Garfield and Tom J.F. Tillemans

Essays by philosophers and scholars working at the interface of Western philosophy and Buddhist Studies.

Wednesday, 16 January 2019 07:34

Path to Awakening

A Practice of Padmasambhava - Essential Instructions on the Path to Awakening — by Sechen Gyaltsap IV and Rinchen Dargye

Two practical and compelling works related to a visualization and mantra practice of Padmasambhava.

Friday, 11 January 2019 09:18

4 Dharmas of Gampopa

The Four Dharmas of Gampopa — As taught by Thrangu Rinpoche - translated by Ken & Katia Holmes

This is a brief commentary by Thrangu Rinpoche on Gampopa's text.

Monday, 07 January 2019 02:13

Madhyamaka—Yogacara

Madhyamaka and Yogacara - Allies or Rivals? — by Jay L. Garfield and Jan Westerhoff

This collection of essays addresses the degree to which these philosophical approaches are consistent or complementary.

Saturday, 05 January 2019 00:05

Dharmakirti

Foundations of Dharmakirti's Philosophy — by John D. Dunne

This book illuminates the body of Dharmakirti's work, which has profoundly influenced Mahayana Buddhism and South Asian philosophy.

Tuesday, 01 January 2019 23:23

Dogen

A Study of Dogen - His Philosophy and Religion — by Masao Abe

This complete translation of essays on Dogen probes the core of the Zen master's philosophy and religion.

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