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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, 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.

Monday, 24 October 2016 10:02

Three Codes

A Clear Differentiation of the Three Codes - Essential Distinctions Among the Individual Liberation, Great Vehicle, and Tantric Systems — by Sakya Pandita

This work presents the first English translation of the one of the most famous and controversial doctrinal treatises of Tibetan Buddhism.

Saturday, 01 October 2016 17:01

Golden Letters

Golden Letters - The Three Statements of Garab Dorje, First Dzogchen Master

The teachings of Dzogchen, which directly introduces the practitioner to the Nature of Mind, first expounded by Garab Dorje in the country of Uddiyana and later went to India and Tibet.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 00:24

Excellent Path to Enlightenment

The Excellent Path to Enlightenment - Oral Teachings on the Root Text of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo — by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

This book explains a key practice text composed by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo (1820–1892) on the Vajrayana preliminaries.

Thursday, 22 September 2016 19:51

Snow Lions

The Snow Lion's Turquoise Mane - Wisdom Tales from Tibet — by Surya Das

This remarkable book brings together more than 150 authentic Buddhist teaching tales from the Hidden Kingdom of Tibet - most never before translated into English.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 00:25

Precious Garland

Nagarjuna's Precious Garland - Buddhist Advice for Living and Liberation — translated by Jeffrey Hopkins

The advice for personal happiness is concerned first with improving condition over the course of lifetimes, and then with release from all kinds of suffering, culminating in Buddhahood.

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