Exploring the Sacred Texts

A ten-week series beginning in August where we look at some of the Eastern Sacred Texts.

Some of the greatest knowledge about the meaning of life reside in the texts and sutras that make up eastern wisdom. The Bhagavad-Gita teaches a doctrine of universal truth. Its message is universal, sublime, and non-sectarian although it is a part of the scriptural trinity of Sanatana Dharma, commonly known as Hinduism. The Gita is very easy to understand in any language for a mature mind.

The wisdom within the Tao Te Ching (Tao Teh Ching) lays the philosophical foundations for one of the world's great wisdom traditions known as Taoism.

Another great work from the east is The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. It teachs the Yogi how to achieve Union or Spiritual Absorption into the Supreme Absolute or God. Yoga teachs us that our true self is the soul and that our self identity is an illusion to be overcome.

One of the truly great gems of ancient eastern thought is The Diamond Sutra, (pun intended). Zen Buddhists in particular are attracted to it. It is intended as an antidote to suffering, which is achieved through wisdom. The flower of Mahayana Buddism is called The Sutra of the Lotus Flower of the Wonderful Law. (Another pun intended). Its impact on Buddhism cannot be understated.

These and other books, such as the The Gospel of Buddha, are presented for the serious student into mystical thought and seekers of enlightenment. May these texts help you to achieve the greatest achievement of all, the cessation of all suffering in your life.

A ten-week series beginning in August where we look at some of the Eastern Sacred Texts. Some of the texts we will look at are: The Vedas, Upanishads, Shankya and Vedanta texts such as The Yoga Sutras and many more. Come along and further develop your understanding of the Wisdom Traditions.