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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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Thursday, 22 January 2015 06:06

Jewel Ornament of Liberation

The Jewel Ornament of Liberation - The Wish-Fulfilling Gem of the Noble Teachings — by Gampopa

A masterwork of Tibetan Buddhism. This text has provided the backbone of study particularly in the Kagyu tradition – covering the initial entry into the path and continuing through finding a spiritual master, teachings on impermanence, karma, bodhicitta, Buddha nature, six perfections, bodhisattva bhumis, Buddhahood and the activities of Buddha.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015 08:09

Penetrating Wisdom

Penetrating Wisdom - The Aspiration of Samantabhadra — by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

This is a book of teachings on the Buddhist paths of Dzogchen and Tantra by an innovative Tibetan master who is both authoritative and modern. Basing himself on The Aspiration of Samantabhadra  - a proclamation in the Buddhist tantras of the Buddha Samantabhadra - Ponlop Rinpoche illuminates the philosophy and meditation practices of Dzogchen.

Monday, 19 January 2015 08:21

Way of the Bodhisattva

The Way of the Bodhisattva (Bodhicharyavatara) — by Shantideva

Treasured by Buddhists of all traditions, "The Way of the Bodhisattva" (Bodhicharyavatara) is a guide to cultivating the mind of enlightenment, and to generating the qualities of love, compassion, generosity, and patience.

Sunday, 18 January 2015 01:41

Wisdom of the Knowing Ones

The Wisdom of the Knowing Ones Gnosticism - the Key to Esoteric Christianity — by Manly P. Hall

This work covers the relationship of Gnostic mysticism to the inner teachings of Plato, the insights of Valentinus, Basilden, Bardaisan and others, magical meanings of talismanic gems, the spiritual glory of Alexandria and the Gnostic essence of the Christian message.

Illustrated with Gnostic artifacts, this is a must for all those intrigued by this popular subject.

Saturday, 17 January 2015 01:46

Secret Destiny of America

Secret Destiny of America - The Epic of the Founding of America — by Manly P. Hall

Fascinating book. The story unfolds of how the continent was set aside for the great experiment of enlightened self-government.

Drawing upon often neglected fragments of history, evidence is presented which indicates that the seeds of this plan for the founding of America were planted one thousand years before the beginning of the Christian era ...

Friday, 16 January 2015 15:35

Secret Teachings of All Ages

The Secret Teachings of All Ages - An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy — by Manly P. Hall

This is perhaps the most comprehensive and complete esoteric encyclopedia ever written. The sheer scope and ambition of this book are stunning. In this book Manly P. Hall has successfully distilled the essence of more arcane subjects than one would think possible ...

This is essential reading for anyone wishing to explore esoteric knowledge.

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