Tuesday 24 April 2018

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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, 27 October 2017 03:29

Stainless Light

Ornament of Stainless Light - An Exposition of the Kalacakra Tantra — by Khedrup Norsang Gyatso (Library of Tibetan Classic - volume 14)

The Kalacakra texts present an amazingly detailed theory of cosmology and astronomy, especially about the movements of the various celestial bodies.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017 18:27

Gem of Many Colors

A Gem of Many Colors - The Autobiography of Jamgon Kongtrul

A rich source of information on the religion, culture, and politics of Tibet during his times.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 01:10

Teacher-Student Relationship

The Teacher-Student Relationship — by Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye

This essential text clearly lays out what credentials and qualities one should look for in a wisdom teacher, why a wisdom teacher is necessary, and how the relationship between this teacher and disciple best develops once it is established.

Friday, 01 September 2017 22:13

Wheel of Sharp Weapons

The Wheel of Sharp Weapons - A Mahayana Training of the Mind — by Dharmaraksita

With Commentary by Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

Tuesday, 29 August 2017 00:20

Treasure of the Profound

Opening the Treasure of the Profound - Teachings on the Songs of Jigten Sumgon and Milarepa — by Konchog Gyaltshen

Translation of songs composed by iconic Buddhist figures in Tibet and explanation of their profound meaning.

Sunday, 09 July 2017 22:58

Natural State

Clarifying the Natural State - A Principal Guidance Manual for Mahamudra — by Dakpo Tashi Namgyal

A Buddhist Classic. Presenting the profound and ultimate instructions of Mahamudra, it embodies the realization of India and Tibet's greatest masters.

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