Siddhartha Gautama in Kalama Sutta: ‘Do not believe on faith…’

Believe nothing on faith alone, or on authority. “Now, Kalamas, don’t go by reports, by legends, by traditions, by scripture, by logical conjecture, by inference, by analogies, by agreement through pondering views, by probability, or by the thought, ‘This contemplative is our teacher.’ When you know for yourselves that, ‘These qualities are skillful; these qualities Continue reading Siddhartha Gautama in Kalama Sutta: ‘Do not believe on faith…’

The Truth about the Future Maitreya Buddha in Theosophical Writings

Russian-Ukrainian Buddhist, Helena P. Blavatsky held to traditional and Theravada Position on Maitreya in Tuṣita. H.P.B. did not advocate or emphasize any millenarian element, or messianism in Theosophy, or its movement’s mission. The crux of many distorted perceptions about Theosophy and attacks from Christians are based on this Maitreya-Christ issue, which the occult view, as much Continue reading The Truth about the Future Maitreya Buddha in Theosophical Writings

Anagarika Dharmapala and Gandhi Distrusted Charles Leadbeater and Besant

Anagarika Dharmapala was a Buddhist revivalist from Sri Lanka, who founded the Maha Bodhi Society May, 31, 1891. He was also an active member of the Theosophical Society. Dharmapala provides his insight into the controversies in the history of the organization known as the Theosophical Society. Upon reading about the Masters from Alfred P. Sinnet’s Continue reading Anagarika Dharmapala and Gandhi Distrusted Charles Leadbeater and Besant