Thursday 16 August 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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Tuesday, 16 January 2018 03:37

Heart Sutra

The Heart Sutra - The Womb of Buddhas — by Red Pine

A wise book of deep teaching destined to become the standard edition of this timeless statement of Mahayana.

Friday, 05 January 2018 21:31

Nectar of Speech

The Nectar of Manjushri's Speech - A Detailed Commentary on Shantideva's Way of the Bodhisattva  — by Kunzang Pelden

The author compiled the pith instructions of his teacher - Patrul Rinpoche.

Monday, 01 January 2018 10:35

Perfect Teacher

The Words of my Perfect Teacher — by Patrul Rinpoche

Classic commentary on the preliminary practices of the Longchen Nyingtig - one of the best-known cycles of teachings and a spiritual treasure of the Nyingmapa school - the oldest Tibetan Buddhist tradition.

Monday, 11 December 2017 16:14

Gangama Mahamudra

Tilopa's Mahamudra Upadesha - The Gangama Instructions With Commentary — by Sangyes Nyenpa

This book offers the reader a window into the oral transmission of these instructions, given in a traditional Tibetan context by one of the Kagyu lineage's most learned and accomplished contemporary masters.

Sunday, 10 December 2017 10:15

Buddhism in India

Taranatha's History of Buddhism in India

Modern scholars have extensively using specially this translation for decades and for varied purposes.

Tuesday, 05 December 2017 16:49

Padmasambhava

The Life of Padmasambhava — by Taranatha

Biography of Padmasambhava - the famed master from Oddiyana who introduced Tantric Buddhism in Tibet in the eighth century.

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