Man’s Relation to the Ultimate Good“Nirvana consists not in escape from the world, but in the unlocking of the hidden nature, the development of the sleeping Buddha, the unfolding of potentialities. It is the fruition of life rather than its denial.” — An Introduction to Mahayana BuddhismSeries 2 – Lecture 12BIM-2-12 | 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.