In several places in the blogs on this website I mention the “wisdom traditions.” I thought it might be helpful if I defined what I mean by that term.
As background, over the decades that I have studied several great teachers and I came to realize that their core messages were the same. The terminology could be different, the stories supporting it could be different, and the context could be different. I connected more with some teachers than others, but the overriding conclusion for me was that great God realized teachers are sharing the same core messages, which is not surprising since they are a channel for God.
The major traditions that I have studied and influenced my wisdom inspired life are listed below.
- Paramahansa Yogananda and it is very extensive teachings publish through the Self-Realization Fellowship.
- Bhagavad Gita: especially Yogananda’s commentary in the two-volume set God Talks With Arjuna.
- Christian Bible.
- Buddhist written and oral teachings: primarily Soygal Rinpoche, Za Rinpoche, and the Dalai Lama.
- Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.
- The Ageless Wisdom.