Foundations of Buddhism, Helena Roerich, First Edition, 1971, Near Fine Condition


The Great Gotama gave to the world a complete Teaching of the perfect construction of life. Each attempt to make a god of the great revolutionist, leads to absurdity. Previous to Gotama there was, of course, a whole succession of those who bore the common welfare, but their teachings crumbled to dust in the course of millenniums. Therefore the Teaching of Gotama should be accepted as the first teaching of the laws of matter and the evolution of the world. Contemporary understanding of the community permits a wondrous bridge from Gotama Buddha up to the present time.

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Helena Roerich
Foundations of Buddhism
Published in New York by Agni Yoga Society, 1971
First Edition in Near Fine Condition
Original Hardcover with Dust Jacket
19cm x 14cm (approx. 7 1/2inch. X 5 1/2inch)
157 pages
Helena Ivanovna Roerich (1879 – 1955) was a Russian theosophist, writer, and public figure. In the early 20th century, she created, in cooperation with the Teachers of the East, a philosophical teaching of Living Ethics (“Agni Yoga”). She was an organizer and participant of cultural activity in the U.S., conducted under the guidance of her husband, Nicholas Roerich. Along with her husband, she took part in expeditions of hard-to-reach and little-investigated regions of Central Asia. She was an Honorary President-Founder of the Institute of Himalayan Studies “Urusvati” in India and co-author of the idea of the International Treaty for Protection of Artistic and Scientific Institutions and Historical Monuments (Roerich Pact). She translated two volumes of the Secret Doctrine of H. P. Blavatsky, and selected Mahatma’s Letters (Cup of the East), from English to Russian.

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