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First published in 1883 Esoteric Buddhism is a practical clue to the meaning of almost all ancient religious symbolism. Sinnett says that the esoteric doctrine gives an absolute truth. He further states that the European mindset has so long been accustomed to questioning that is it impossible to deal with absolute truths. From the preface “The fact is, however, that esotFirst published in 1883 Esoteric Buddhism is a practical clue to the meaning of almost all ancient religious symbolism. Sinnett says that the esoteric doctrine gives an absolute truth. He further states that the European mindset has so long been accustomed to questioning that is it impossible to deal with absolute truths. From the preface “The fact is, however, that esoteric Buddhism, though by no means divorced from the associations of exoteric Buddhism, must not be conceived to constitute a mere imperium in imperio - a central school of culture in the vortex of the Buddhist world. In proportion as Buddhism retreats into the inner penetralia of its faith, these are found to merge into the inner penetralia of other faiths. The cosmic conceptions, and the knowledge of Nature on which Buddhism not merely rests, but which constitute esoteric Buddhism, equally constitute esoteric Brahmanism. And the esoteric doctrine is thus regarded by those of all creeds who are “enlightened†(in the Buddhist sense) as the absolute truth concerning Nature, Man, the origin of the Universe, and the destinies toward which its inhabitants are tending.â€...

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ISBN : 9781438503653
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 340 Pages
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Esoteric Buddhism Reviews

  • Mary-Jean Harris
    2019-06-27 12:10

    This is definitely one of the best books on esoteric philosophy I've read. I especially found the chapters on the planetary chain of worlds fascinating, and how human evolution is tied to this chain. It allows us to more fully appreciate the vastness of the universe and the enormous time spans involved in the evolution of our souls. I wrote an blog post related to a quote in this book here: http://thesoulwanderers.blogspot.ca/2...A.P. Sinnett writes in a very captivating way, and he provides us with so much information that goes to the cusp of human knowledge and intuition. He relates the Buddhist ideas from Masters he has studied with in the East and also shows how they relate to other philosophies, religion, and science. I also like how Sinnett isn't shy from saying how he thinks many other ideas are simply wrong! This book certainly brings to light many details about Buddhism not explained in popular "exoteric" accounts, making it much more understandable and relateable to other traditions such as Neoplatonism.