Man’s Purpose and Future Direction“The turbulent billows of the fretful surface leave the deep parts of the ocean undisturbed, and to him who has a hold on the vaster and more permanent realities, the hourly vicissitudes of his personal destiny seem relatively insignificant thing.” — William James, On Vital ReservesSeries 2 – Lecture 10 | Pamphlet. 36pp ……. Lecture Series Two of the Basic Ideas of Man is devoted to the study of consciousness itself, of man as a conscious being, and the orientation of human consciousness in its relation to the experiences of knowledge and knowing. The reader is introduced to the essential Buddhist doctrines of India, China and Tibet. The mystical teachings of the Platonists and Neoplatonists lead naturally to the consideration of the early Christian mystics.