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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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Monday, 26 December 2016 00:32

Pure Appearance

Pure Appearance - Development and Completion Stages in Vajrayana Practice — by Dilgo Khyentse

This work explains the structure of the tantric path and how its stages are put into practice, in terms that apply generally across the spectrum of deity practices. It offers an overview of Tibetan tantric practice that explains its concepts, clarifies its terminology, and shows how its myriad pieces fit together, including an extensive teaching on the bardos.

Sunday, 25 December 2016 15:05

Primordial Purity

Primordial Purity - Oral Instructions on the Three Words That Strike the Vital Point  — by Dilgo Khyentse

This powerful practice is illuminated by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche in his commentary on an essential text based on the atiyoga dzogchen instructions of the outstanding nineteenth-century master Patrul Rinpoche.

Saturday, 24 December 2016 22:45

Wish-Fulfilling Jewel

The Wish-Fulfilling Jewel - The Practice of Guru Yoga According to the Longchen Nyingthig  Tradition — by Dilgo Khyentse

The instructions of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, based upon the teachings of the great eighteenth-century saint and visionary Rigdzin Jigme Lingpa, focus on the devotional practices of Guru Yoga, "Merging with the Mind of the Guru".

Friday, 23 December 2016 17:59

Hundred Verses of Advice

The Hundred Verses of Advice - of Padampa Sangye — by Dilgo Khyentse

Tibetan Buddhist Teachings on What Matters Most. Offers guidance for people trying to lead a dharmic life in the workaday world.

Wednesday, 07 December 2016 15:27

Heart of Compassion

The Heart of Compassion - The Thirty-Seven Verses on the Practice of a Bodhisattva — by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

This classic text presents ways that we can work with our own hearts and minds, starting wherever we find ourselves now, to unravel our small-minded preoccupations and discover our own potential for compassion, love, and wisdom.

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.

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