Buddhism and Theosophy | Wikipedia audio article

Buddhism and Theosophy | Wikipedia audio article

Theosophical teachings have borrowed some concepts and terms from Buddhism. Some theosophists like Helena Blavatsky, Helena Roerich and Henry Steel Olcott also became Buddhists. Henry Steel Olcott helped shape the design of the Buddhist flag. Tibetan Buddhism was popularised in the West at first mainly by Theosophists including Evans-Wentz and Alexandra David-Neel. Blavatsky sometimes compared […]

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Sri Ramana Maharshi – JNANI

Sri Ramana Maharshi – JNANI

The Silent Sage of Arunachala The South Indian town of Tiruvannamalai and its nearby mountain, Arunachala, have attracted saints and holy men for well over a thousand years. A hundred times older than the Himalayas, this mountain has been declared by Hindu scriptures to be a manifestation of Shiva himself. The Skanda Purana, a Hindu […]

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Buddhist Philosophy, Known or Unknown?

Buddhist Philosophy, Known or Unknown?

If I were doing this really “F.A.Q. style”, [i.e.,] “frequently-asked-questions”, one of the most frequently asked questions I get is, “But do we really know what the Buddha originally said?” How can we actually know what the Buddha taught, thought, what his philosophy was, before all these mysterious centuries came and went. People ask me […]

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His Holiness the Sakya Trizin – Buddhism & The Modern World

His Holiness the Sakya Trizin – Buddhism & The Modern World

There’s Tibetan culture and Buddhist religion – these are two different things. Buddhism came from India. Tibetan culture is of course very much influenced by Buddhism, but they’re different. One need not adopt Tibetan culture in order to practice the Buddhist religion or use Buddhist techniques. Anybody can adopt Buddhist techniques, like [the understanding that] […]

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