Friday 13 December 2019

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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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Friday, 06 February 2015 22:50

Master of Wisdom

Master of Wisdom - Writings of the Buddhist Master Nagarjuna

An excellent introduction to Madhyamika. This book contains two hymns of praise to the Buddha, two treatises on Shunyata, and two works that clarify the connection of analysis, meditation, and moral conduct. Includes Tibetan verses in transliteration and critical editions of extant Sanskrit.

Friday, 06 February 2015 13:20

Ocean of Reasoning

Ocean of Reasoning - A Great Commentary on Nagarjuna's Mulamadhyamakakarika — by Tsongkhapa

This is the most extensive and perhaps the deepest extant commentary on Nagarjuna's Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way (Mulamadhyamakakarika). It discusses alternative readings of the text and prior commentaries and provides a detailed exegesis, constituting a systematic presentation of Madhyamaka Buddhist philosophy.

Thursday, 05 February 2015 18:22

Philosophy of the Middle Way

Mulamadhyamakakarika of Nagarjuna - The Philosophy of the Middle Way — by David J. Kalupahana

This is a completely new translation with a different slant of Nagarjuna's major work - the Mulamadhyamakakarika, from the Chinese and Sanskrit, accompanied by a detailed annotation of each of the verses. Kalupahana claims Nagarjuna was not a Mahayanist and presents a completely new hypothesis about the nature of the treatise.

Thursday, 05 February 2015 11:03

Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way

The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way - Nagarjuna's Mulamadhyamakakarika — translated and commented by Jay L. Garfield

Nagarjuna's greatest philosophical work - the Mulamadhyamakakarika - read and studied by philosophers in all major Buddhist schools of Tibet, China, Japan, and Korea - is one of the most influential works in the history of Indian philosophy. This accessible translation of the foundational text for all Mahayana Buddhism offers insight to all those interested in the nature of reality.

Wednesday, 04 February 2015 17:45

Naked Awareness

Naked Awareness - Practical Instructions on the Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen — by Karma Chagme - with commentary by Gyatrul Rinpoche, translated by B. Alan Wallace

Unusually elegant synthesis of the leading Tibetan approaches to Buddhist meditation.

Tuesday, 03 February 2015 13:16

A Spacious Path to Freedom

A Spacious Path to Freedom - Practical Instructions on the Union of Mahamudra and Atiyoga — by Karma Chagme, with commentary by Gyatrul Rinpoche, translated by Alan B. Wallace.

This manual of Tibetan meditation simply and thoroughly presents the profound Dzogchen and Mahamudra systems of practice. It is incomparable introduction to the actual practice of higher meditative instructions.

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