The Voice of the Silence
Translated by H.P. Blavatsky from an esoteric Yogacharya Buddhist text which she called “The Book of the Golden Precepts,” this little book is really a handbook for treading the true spiritual Path which leads to initiation and enlightenment.
Comprised of three fragments – “The Voice of the Silence,” “The Two Paths,” and “The Seven Portals” – it presents the high ideal of the Bodhisattva Path and is replete with the ethics and virtues of compassion, altruism, self-sacrifice, and consecrated service to humanity.
A former Panchen Lama of Tibet described this book as being at that time the only true and authentic exposition in the English language of the Heart Doctrine of Mahayana Buddhism. It has also been praised and endorsed by the present 14th Dalai Lama, as well as the late Buddhist scholar D.T. Suzuki who described it as “the real Mahayana Buddhism.”
Blavatsky writes that it is “For the daily use of Lanoos (Disciples)” and “Dedicated to the Few.”
A new edition of the 1889 The Voice of the Silence is now available.