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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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Monday, 16 February 2015 12:28

Nagarjuniana

Nagarjuniana - Studies in the Writings and Philosophy of Nagarjuna — compiled by Chr. Lindtner

The author deals with the thirteen genuine works of Nagarjuna. This scholarly study shall immensely help students and scholars in general and Mahayanist researchers of Buddhism in particular.

Sunday, 15 February 2015 19:38

Nagarjuna's Seventy Stanzas

Nagarjuna's Seventy Stanzas - A Buddhist Psychology of Emptiness — translated by David Ross Komito

This volume contains a translation of Seventy Stanzas - a fundamental work of Nagarjuna on the Madhyamika system of Buddhist philosophy, along with a commentary from the Prasangika viewpoint by Geshe Sonam Rinchen.

Saturday, 14 February 2015 22:13

Guhyasamaja According to Nagarjuna

Path and Grounds of Guhyasamaja According to Arya Nagarjuna — by Yangchen Gawai Lodoe

This work by an eminent 18th century scholar is a brief but lucid and highly acclaimed treatise. It maps out the two stages of Guhyasamaja - 'king' of Highest Yoga Tantras. The work is presented here with a commentary by Geshe Lobsang Tsephel.

Friday, 13 February 2015 12:24

Nagarjuna in Context

Nagarjuna in Context - Mahayana Buddhism and Early Indian Culture — by Joseph Walser

This work is the first examination of Nagarjuna's life and writings in the context of the religious and monastic debates of the second century CE.

Thursday, 12 February 2015 22:40

Elegant Sayings

Elegant SayingsNagarjuna's Staff of Wisdom  and Sakya Pandita's Precious Treasury of Elegant Sayings

The Indian Mahayana master Nagarjuna offers the practical wisdom of the Dharma in witty, thought-provoking, and uplifting verses that apply to all types of life situations. Expressing universal truths that remind us of basic human values, gives profound advice for daily life in truly elegant sayings, that remain readily in the mind.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 07:21

Sun of Wisdom

The Sun of Wisdom - Teachings on the Noble Nagarjuna's Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way  with Mipham's commentary — by Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso

Using Nagarjuna's root text and the great modern master Ju Mipham's commentary as a framework - this work explains the most important verse from each chapter in the text in a style that illuminates for modern students both the meaning of these profound teachings and how to put them into practice in a way that benefits both oneself and others.

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