Tuesday 25 February 2020

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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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Wednesday, 24 June 2015 00:00

Kindly Bent to Ease Us

Kindly Bent to Ease Us — by Longchenpa

Longchenpa offers a guide to enlightenment that begins with traditional reflections on the preciousness of a human existence, finite in time but unlimited in opportunities. The translator - Dr. H. V. Guenther - introduces each chapter with explications based on Longchenpa's own commentaries.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015 00:00

Scriptural Transmission

A Treasure Trove of Scriptural Transmission - A Commentary on the Precious Treasure of the Basic Space of Phenomena  — by Longchenpa

Contains commentary with source verses interspersed.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015 01:25

Way of Abiding

The Precious Treasury of the Way of Abiding — by Longchenpa

Consisting of Longchen Rabjam's source verses and autocommentary, it is a treatise on the "four great samayas" of Dzogchen - ineffability, openness, spontaneous presence, and oneness. This is one volume of The Seven Treasuries.

Monday, 08 June 2015 09:23

Basking in the Sun

Old Man Basking in the Sun - Longchenpa's Treasury of Natural Perfection — by Keith Dowman

Through the precept 'nonaction' - which is savoured like 'an old man basking in the sun' - Dzogchen teaches the natural perfection of all our experience, and all our lives, just as it is, without need of any alteration.

Saturday, 06 June 2015 00:00

Maya Yoga

Maya Yoga - Longchenpa's Finding Comfort and Ease in Enchantment  — by Keith Dowman

This work provides the precepts that can instantly illuminate the buddha-reality, that is our ordinary everyday experience. Reality is maya - apparent yet absent - and the recognition of it in the state of natural relaxation is maya yoga.

Thursday, 04 June 2015 10:11

Eyes of the World

You Are the Eyes of the World — by Longchenpa

This book presents a method for discovering awareness everywhere, all the time. It shows how to live within the source of all life - the unified field where experience takes place.

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