Traditions

The 'seers of thought' directly Revealed the wisdom of the ages by two means. One is by "What is heard" (Sruti) and the other by "What is remembered" (Smrti). And so, if one is to understand the Great Tradition(s) of Humankind one must study, practice and realize 'what thus has been Revealed'.


"I bow down to the most sublime of speakers, the completely awakened one who taught..."
Mulamadhyamakakarika


'Salutations to that Reality which inheres as the Self in all, from which all the creations are projected, in which they have their being and into which they are finally dissolved! Salutations to that Intelligence which inheres as the Self in all, from which the knower, knowledge and the known, the seer, sight and the seen, the doer, cause and deed, are manifested! Salutations to that Supreme Bliss which inheres as the Self in all, which constitutes the life of all and from whose unfathomable depths happiness is sprayed as fine particles in Heaven or on Earth (where on the sum-total of happiness is not equal to a particle of that unalloyed, natural Bliss). The Siddhas (invisible and immortal beings of the noblest order) proclaimed.'

Siddha Gita Yoga Vasistha


"And what have I elucidated? Misery have I elucidated; the origin of misery have I elucidated; the cessation of misery have I elucidated; and the path leading to the cessation of misery have I elucidated. Why have I elucidated this? Because this does profit, has to do with the fundamentals of religion, and tends to absence of passion, to knowledge, supreme wisdom, and nirvana".

Siddharta Gautama (d. 483 B.C.E.) in the Pali Majjhima Nikaya (first century C.E.)


Five Skandhas

Chogyam Trungpa

"To understand more precisely the process of confirming the solidity of I and other, that is, the development of ego, it is helpful to be familiar with the five skandhas, a set of Buddhist concepts which describe ego a five-step process."

Why Study the Great Tradition

Adi Da

"The reason such critical study is useful is that you already have all kinds of inherited, thought-up, and propagandized ideas that correspond to ideas that can be found in the traditions. Thus, you can see how those ideas traditionally get elaborated as a way of life, and you can see their limitations."

1976 Interview with Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein


Sharon Salzberg

 

Bhagavan Nityananda

Swami Nityananda did not write books, go on lecture tours, or create a spiritual organization to propagate his teaching. He did, however, make himself available to thousands of people who revered him as Spiritual Master.

Thank God I'm a Buddhist

Adi Da Samraj

 

Awakening to the Self -

The Cakras and the Three Hearts

Mahayanavimsaka of Nagarjuna and The Wisdom of Adi Da

Sri Yogi Ramsuratkumar

"The person that came to be called Sri Yogi Ramsuratkumar was born on December 1, 1918, along the banks of the Ganges in a village adjacent to Kashi.."

Gist of Hinduism -

Swami Vivekananda


Advaita Vedanta Research Center


Katha Upanishad


Godavari Mataji

"In 1941 Sati Godavari Mataji assumed the mantle of her Guru Shri Upasani Baba Maharaj with the strength, simplicity and dignity of a realized being"

Esoteric Christinity

Norman D. Livergood

Yoga a Buddhist Perspective

Herbert Guenther


References to the intuition of The Heart as the spiritual core of Being

Jamgon Kongtrul the Great

Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche's Guru

Lama Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche

Doctor, Artist, & Teacher

Karma

Reginal Ray


 

Siva Sutras c. 800 C.E.
"The Aphorisms of Siva, or Siva Sutras (SS), are a late reiteration of the Vedic view of consciousness."

Man and Woman

Vishnu Bhagavata

Internet Source of Sacred Texts


Rig Veda


Scared Texts of Hinduism

Ramana Maharshi

Advaita, Ramana and the 'Talking' School

Tripura Rahasya

Tripura Rahasya was considered by Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi as one of the greatest works that expounded advaita philosophy.

The Book

The wisdom and humor of Alan Watts.

Training the Mind

Chogyam Trungpa

Sri Seshadri Swamigali

"Little Ramana"

Contempory of Ramana Maharshi

Sadguru Shri Vasudevanand

Shri Vasudevanand Saraswati (Tembe)

The great saint and ascetic who revived the ancient Dattatreya tradition

Devatma Shakti

Swami Vishnu Tirtha Maharaj

Kundalini Divine Power.

Sadguru Sri Gnanananda

Sage and Great Yogi

Innermost Essence

Maha Ati

Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Rang Avadhoot

Talks with Ramana Marharshi

Sadhu Arunachala, Major A. W. Chadwick

Ramana Maharshi - The Teaching and Realization -

Adi Da Samraj

Mighty Atom

"The last of the Great Strongmen"

Reminiscing about the Mighty Atom & Slim Farmam

Upasni Maharaj's Last Meeting with Meher Baba

Friday, October 17, 1941

Gandhi

Seven Sins

Upasani Baba Maharaj

"Sai Baba moulded Upasani Mahraj into His own likeness "

Upasani Baba's Prophetic Announcement

"...emphatically declared that He would incarnate himself if and when Dharma is in chaos and needs reform".

Meher Baba

"God-consciousness is not dependent upon the individual mind."

Shri Yogeshwarananda

Understanding Jesus

Lost Christianity and the Seven Stages of Life.

Jesus and The Law of Sacrafice

Adi Da Samraj

Jesus was the sacrifice of self, the sacrifice of one's being in the form of love and sacrificial acts toward others.

Ajna Chakra

Swami Nityabodhananda

Oxherding Tale

Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche - Garuda (1971)

Killing the Tiger

The Trial of Manhood and Womanhood.

Heart Center

Swami Vyas Dev Ji.

The Bliss Sheath


References to the intuition of the Heart as the spiritual core of Being.

Science of Soul

Shri Yogeshwarananda

Lankavatara Sutra

A principle text of Mahayana Buddhism

Bihar School of Yoga Magazine Archive's

The magazine of the Bihar School of Yoga - Great resource on Yoga.

Three Stations of the Heart

Adi Da Samraj

Transcending Madness

Chogyam Trungpa

The Six States of Bardo

Maitri

Marvin Casper

CTR - Chronicles

The life and Teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.

High History of Buddhism

Rick Fields

Soma and Buddhism

Osel Tenzin -

The Vajra Regent

Ma Devaki

Devotee of Sri Yogi Ramsuratkumar

Mandukya Upanishad

"The restless mind cannot think of the transcendental Reality"

Shirdi Sai Baba

Leelas of Sai Baba of Shirdi.

Chogyam Trungpa Rimpoche

Why focus on the Outbreath

"My first recollection of the Vidyadhara was when he gave..."

Bodhisvatta Vow

Kishitigarbha Vow Sutra

What is a Bodhisattva?

Chogyam Trungpa and Adi Da

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Margaret Sanger

Meeting Ramana Marharshi

Paul Brunton

The Maharshi and His Message

The Message of the Practice Lineage -

Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche on line of the Trungpas.

Yoga Nidra

Adi Da Samraj

The Soul's Journey

A description of the Holy Path of the Creation

The Ashtavakra Gita or the Song of Ashtavakra

The Song of the Eightfold Cripple

Krishnamurti

The Teaching of J. Krishnamurti

The Character of the Liberated Man and Woman -

The Yoga-Vasistha

The Way of Divine Communion and Traditional Yoga -

The Way of Divine Communion...duplicates the eightfold ("ashtanga") process of yoga.

Transcending Madness

Chogyam Trungpa

The Idea of Bardo

You Will Not Discover Wisdom Watching Other

Why Are There So Many Masters?

Adi Da Samraj

Shakti

Adi Da's relationship and Revelation in relation to the feminine principle.

Bliss Sheath

Science of Soul

The Tradition of Truth Is The Tradition of The Adepts

Swami Prakashananda

Perfect Liberation, the Bodily Center of Liberation and the Mahanarayana Upanishad


1990 Article on
Yoga in America

Rick Fields

The Changing of the Guard - Western Buddhism in the Eighties

 

Shri Guru Leelamrit

Theos Bernard

Transcending Madness

The Six States of Bardo Chogyam Trungpa

Einstein the Religious

Eugene T. Mallove

The Brightness of
16th Karmapa

Kaula Tantricism of
Abhinava Gupta
Non-Dual Shaivism of Kashmir

Paul Muller-Ortega


The View from Delphi

A series of rhapsodies on the spiritual foundations of Western thought.


What Does Adi Da Mean When He Uses the Term 'The Great Tradition'?

 

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"So all the wise have said this..."

 


 

  Adi Da, Ramana Maharshi, Nityananda, Shridi Sai Baba, Upasani Baba,  Seshadri Swamigal , Meher Baba, Sivananda, Ramsuratkumar
"The perfect among the sages is identical with Me. There is absolutely no difference between us"
Tripura Rahasya, Chap XX, 128-133


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