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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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Saturday, 03 December 2016 22:28

Longchen Nyingtik Guru Yoga

Guru Yoga - According to the Preliminary Practice of Longchen Nyingtik — by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

This particular guru yoga is called "The Wish-fulfilling Jewel" and it is the outer practice of the guru from the Longchen Nyingtik revelation of Rigdzin Jigme Lingpa.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 18:12

Zen of Bodhidharma

The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma — translated by Red Pine

This bilingual edition, the only volume of the great teacher's work currently available in English, presents four teachings in their entirety. The original Chinese text, presented on facing pages, is taken from a Ch'ing dynasty woodblock edition.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016 19:32

Visionary Journey

Visionary Journey - The Story of the Wildwood Delights & The Story of the Mount Potala Delights — by Longchenpa, Translated and annotated by Herbert V. Guenther

These are two poems - Longchenpa calls them stories, or narratives - that well illustrate his poetic vision and skill.

Monday, 21 November 2016 15:38

Tibetan Ritual

Tibetan Ritual — by J.I. Cabezon

This book brings together eleven essays by an international cast of scholars working on ritual texts, institutions and practices in the greater Tibetan cultural world.

Friday, 11 November 2016 19:35

Great Kagyu Masters

The Great Kagyu Masters - The Golden Lineage Treasury — translated by Konchog Gyaltsen

This important and very readable volume tells the extraordinary tales of the greatest teachers of the Kagyu the lineage.

Thursday, 10 November 2016 18:29

Essence Mahamudra

Gampopa Teaches Essence Mahamudra - Interviews with his heart disciples, Dusum Khyenpa and others

The two volumes collectively contain all of the "Interviews" section of Gampopa's Collected Works. These are amongst the most interesting writings to be found in Tibetan literature because of the very personal quality found in them.

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