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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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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".

Tuesday, 03 March 2015 23:17

Three Inspirations

The Six Yogas of Naropa - Tsongkhapa's commentary entitled A Book of Three Inspirations - A Treatise on the Stages of Training in the Profound Path of Naro's Six Dharmas  commonly referred to as the Three Inspirations — translated by Glenn C. Mullin

These Six Yogas represent one of the most popular Tibetan Buddhist presentations of yogic technology to come from India to Tibet.

Saturday, 28 February 2015 23:42

Self, Reality and Reason

Self, Reality and Reason in Tibetan Philosophy - Tsongkhapa's Quest for the Middle Way — by Thupten Jinpa

The work explores the historical and intellectual context of Tsongkhapa's philosophy and addresses the critical issues related to questions of development and originality in Tsongkhapa's thought.

Friday, 27 February 2015 01:59

King of Tantras

Brilliant Illumination of the Lamp of the Five Stages - Practical Instructions in the King of Tantras - The Glorious Esoteric Community — by Tsongkhapa

The present work is the cornerstone of a Treasury of the Buddhist Sciences series. It is Tsongkhapa's most important commentary on the perfection stage practices of the Guhyasamaja - the Tantra he considered fundamental.

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