Re: Paramitas Of Buddhism ??? :)
Oct 23, 1998 06:59 PM
by Eldon B Tucker
I took a quick look and found an article by G. de Purucker
entitled "The Paramitas and the Exalted Eightfold Path" in
THE EOTERIC PATH: ITS NATURE AND ITS TESTS. The book is
by Point Loma Publications, and their distributor in England
is Gazelle. It is the first of a series of twelve books
on spiritual training and the theosophical philosophy.
One quick quote from the article:
"... these Paramitas have too often been looked upon as
merely a noble but relatively unattainable code of conduct
in human life -- which code indeed they are; but they are
more than merely a noble code which Esotericists are supposed
to follow, for they are actually the rules of life which
the would-be chela MUST follow, in the beginning as best he
can, but at a later date in completeness, so that his
entire life becomes governed by them and enlightened by them
and made beautiful and strong by them. It is only thus that
the disciple can reach what the Lord Buggda called "the
other shore," signifying by this phrase the spiritual realms
which have to be reached by crossing the stormy ocean of
human life, and doing so under one's own spiritual and
intellectual and psychical power, with only such help as
the Masters can give in view of the disciple's own past karman."
>Hello again. I hope I'm not being a bug bear, but I read in a conclusion by
>Mr Purcker about the ten Paramitas of Buddhism...
>...Could somebody be so kind as to list them, as I have no idea of what it
>I'm not asking out of mere speculation but from a `desire :)` to
>practice and progress.
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