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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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Wednesday, 15 April 2015 20:54

Unique Tenets

Unique Tenets of the Middle Way Consequence School — by Daniel Cozort

This work presents and analyzes the issues that separate that school from the other principals schools of Buddhism.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015 20:25

Highest Yoga Tantra

Highest Yoga Tantra - An Introduction to the Esoteric Buddhism of Tibet — by Daniel Cozort

This extraordinary book clearly outlines and discusses the methods for transforming both body and mind through the highest forms of tantric practice.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 15:11

Balancing the Mind

Balancing the Mind - A Tibetan Buddhist Approach to Refining Attention — by B. Alan Wallace

This book explains the methods and experiences of Tibetan practitioners and compares these with investigations of consciousness by Western scientists and philosophers. Includes a translation of the classic discussion of methods for developing exceptionally high degrees of attentional stability and clarity by fifteenth-century Tibetan contemplative - Tsongkhapa.

Sunday, 08 March 2015 22:22

Yoga Tantra

Yoga Tantra - Paths to Magical Feats — by Tsongkhapa - with a commentary by Dalai Lama, translated by Jeffrey Hopkins

This book explores "paths to magical feats" through a dedicated practice of Yoga Tantra. It builds upon the practice of deity yoga, in which a person joins one's own body, speech, mind and activities with the exalted body, speech, mind and activities of a supramundane being.

Saturday, 07 March 2015 22:07

Final Exposition of Wisdom

Tsongkhapa's Final Exposition of Wisdom — by Jeffery Hopkins

This book presents the final exposition of special insight by Tsongkhapa on the object of negation and on the two truths. It brilliantly explicates ignorance and wisdom, explains relationship between dependent-arising and emptiness, shows how to meditate on emptiness, and explains what it means to view phenomena as like illusions.

Friday, 06 March 2015 17:56

Inner Fire

The Bliss of Inner Fire - Heart Practice of the Six Yogas of Naropa — by Lama Yeshe

The author follows Je Tsongkhapa's (1357-1419 a.d.) text - Having the Three Convictions  - and introduces the renowned Six Yogas of Naropa, focusing mainly on the first of these six - the practice of "inner fire".

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