Lao-Tse, Mystic of the Simple Way“He who knows others, is clever, but he who knows himself, is enlightened. He who overcomes others, is strong, but he who overcomes himself is mightier still.” — Lao-Tse (Giles, p.44)Series 1 – Lecture 5 | 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.