Articles on the Great Tradition

“Once I asked my Master, “What is the difference between you and me?” And he replied, “Hafiz, only this. If a herd of wild buffalo broke into our house and knocked over our empty begging bowls not a drop would spill from yours. But there is Something Invisible that the Divine has placed in
mine. If that spilled from my bowl, it could drown this whole world.” 

Heart, Self & Soul – Robert Frager


Spiritual and Religious Historical Traditions

“I bow down to the most sublime of speakers, the completely awakened one who taught…”



‘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.)


“I have indicated that there is actually one tradition. There are many historical traditions, but there is really one tradition, one great tradition. It is the tradition of mankind and it’s older than the history that mankind has recorded. There is a prehistorical background to all the historical traditions, what I call a kind of walkabout tradition, before there were concentrated bodies of civilization, of civil society where human beings became highly organized in large numbers, people were still being religious, you see. They were being everything that human beings, generally speaking, are now. They are part of the Great Tradition also and it is a universal tradition because it is based on one Reality, not only the Great Indivisible Unconditional Reality, but the unity of the whole of conditional existence and the commonality and the unity of the whole of what is the human being.”

Adi Da Samraj, 2004


Five Skandhas

“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.”

Chogyam Trungpa


Why Study the Great Tradition

“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.”

Adi Da Samraj


Esoteric Christianity

Norman D. Livergood

“Let a divine being approach you! It may be nothing or everything. Nothing, if you meet it in the frame of mind in which you confront everyday things. Everything, if you are prepared and attuned to it. What it is in itself is a matter which does not concern you; the point is whether it leaves you as you were or makes a different man (or woman) of you. But this depends solely on you. You must have been prepared…” 

Rudolph Steiner, Christianity as Mystical Fact


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.


The Secret Gospel of Mark


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..”

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”

1976 Interview with Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein


Sharon Salzberg


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


Thank God I’m a Buddhist

Adi Da Samraj


Lama Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche

Doctor, Artist, & Teacher



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”

Discoverer 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 MaharshiThe 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



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


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


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



The Teaching of J. Krishnamurti


The Character of the Liberated Man and Woman 

The Yoga-Vasistha


The Way of Divine Communion and Traditional Yoga

Adi Da Samraj

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



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


The View from Delphi

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

Gist of Hinduism

Swami Vivekananda


Advaita Vedanta Research Center

Katha Upanishad


Jack Kornfield
Meta, Compassion
& self-Hatred


Non-Dual Shaivism of Kashmir

Paul Muller-Ortega

Kaula Tantricism of
Abhinava Gupta


Shri Guru Leelamrit



Bubba Free John
The Early Teachings

Man and Woman
Vishnu Bhagavata

She is language; he is thought -She is prudence; he is law -He is reason; she is sense…



The incarnation of Consciousness and Light

“Then the disciple said to Aurobindo, “You said that in 1934 Supermind was ready to descend but not a single Sadhak was found prepared. So it withdrew”


The Self-realized State

What Does it Look Like?


Jnaneshwar’s Amritanubhava


The Yogi Ramsuratkumar
Truman Caylor Wadlington


The Emperor

Hazrat Babajan


Jnaneshwara and Bodily Transformation of Yoga Siddhi



The Basket of Tolerance

Adi Da Samraj


Hinayana         Mahayana        Vajrayana         Advitayana

The Four Yanas of Buddhism

Sadguru Sri Brahma