Monday 17 December 2018

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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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Saturday, 30 June 2018 15:20

Rumours of Realisation

Wisdom Eccentrics - rumours of realisation as told by Kunzang Dorje Rinpoche with additional tales of the unexpected — by Ngakpa Chogyam

A rare account of remarkable Lamas and their life stories in the final years of a lost era - told by the great Dzogchen master.

Sunday, 03 June 2018 15:00

Three Tantras

Secret Wisdom - Three Root Tantras of the Great Perfection — by Christopher Wilkinson

This book contains translations of three Tantras on the Great Perfection, or Dzogchen.

Thursday, 17 May 2018 16:17

Vajrasattva Tantra

The Great Tantra of Vajrasattva - Equal to the End of the Sky — translated by Christopher Wilkinson

A Tantra of the Great Perfection tradition of Buddhism, from a Tibetan manuscript first translated into Tibetan in the 8th Century by Vairotsana Rakshita.

Monday, 14 May 2018 23:00

Sun of My Heart

Beyond Secret - The Upadesha of Vairochana on the Practice of the Great Perfection — by Christopher Wilkinson

A translation into English of a unique Tibetan manuscript containing the commentaries of Vairotsana Rakshita.

Monday, 30 April 2018 00:32

Great Image

The Great Image - The Life Story of Vairochana the Translator — compiled by Yudra Nyingpo

Autobiography of the great scholar and translator Vairotsana, as told to a group of his students near the end of his life in the eighth century.

Thursday, 05 April 2018 01:11

Two Truths Debate

The Two Truths Debate - Tsongkhapa and Gorampa on the Middle Way — by Sonam Thakchoe

This work digs into the debate of how the two truths are defined and how they are related by looking at two figures. It shows how their philosophical positions have dramatic implications for how one approaches Buddhist practice and how one understands enlightenment itself.

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