The Mahayana texts
The basis for the comments of Květoslav Minařík in The Mahayana texts is The Sound of Silence. Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1831-1891), the founder of the Theosophical society has according to her words chosen it from The Book of golden precepts, translated into English and first published in 1889. She has memorised these ancient texts, some of which come perhaps from the pre-buddhist times, during her stay at the Tibetan border. The fragments include, besides The Sound of Silence, the texts Two Paths and Seven Gates.
Květoslav Minařík considered The Sound of Silence to be one of the most valuable mystic writings. He has written his comments for one of his disciples, who has confirmed all his knowledge and experience of the “Path of the secret heart“. “Having drawn a lesson from the great confirmation, I decided – in the faith in a true sincerity of those who seek – to unveil even more from the true mysticism. I have also decided that I will include the writing into the group of my writings, which are supposed to show, as a whole, how those who seek should overcome worldliness and through the celestial states reach Nirvana.“
Excerpt from the introduction:
Although I regret it, I must conclude that the number of people living by the psychological reflexes really grows. Therefore, in the other group of people, in those, who are living by the innerness, a need appears to find a method, through which they would overcome the world, which burdens them more and more. However, a method is almost always something rather lifeless and distant from the beings, and therefore the TEACHING, which shows the way towards an in-depth transformation precisely in the natural state of the being, is needed. For that purpose, striving for the moral transformation is needed and the shape of this moral transformation dawns on us from the text of this book. Therefore this book can be close to everyone who is seriously thinking of their redemption.