Buddha, the Light of Asia“Truth is within ourselves; it takes no rise from outward things, what’er you may believe. There is an inmost center in us all, where truth abides in fullness; and around wall upon wall, the gross flesh hems it in, this perfect clear perception which is truth.” — BuddhaSeries 1 – Lecture 3 | Pamphlet 36pp ……. Lecture Series One of the Basic Ideas of Man introduces the reader to the lives and message of twelve celebrated teachers of the East and West, whose impact on world culture has been deep and enduring. Many names are familiar, Plato, Buddha, St. Paul and Confucius. Others are less familiar, but no less important, like Maimonides, the celebrated Jewish scholastic philosopher, and Jalal-ud-din, the Eastern mystic more commonly known as Rumi.