The Voice of the Silence

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The Voice of the Silence presented by Blavatsky to Leo Tolstoy

The Voice of the Silence is a book by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky. It was written in Fontainebleau and first published in 1889.[1] According to Blavatsky, it is a translation of fragments from a sacred book she encountered during her studies in the East, called "The Book of the Golden Precepts".

Contents[edit]

The book is formed of three parts:

  1. The Voice of the Silence
  2. The Two Paths
  3. The Seven Portals

Reception[edit]

Zen Buddhism scholar Dr Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki wrote about the book: "Undoubtedly Madame Blavatsky had in some way been initiated into the deeper side of Mahayana teaching and then gave out what she deemed wise to the Western world..."(Eastern Buddhist, old series, 5:377) He also commented: "Here is the real Mahayana Buddhism." (The Middle Way, August 1965, p. 90.)

The 14th Dalai Lama wrote the preface for the centennial edition by Concord Grove Press.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Voice of the Silence by H.P. Blavatsky
  2. ^ "Tenzin Gyatso, the XIV Dalai Lama - Theosophy Wiki". theosophy.wiki. Retrieved 2018-09-04.

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