True Meaning of Love and Beauty“For even as Love crowns you so shall he crucify you. Even as he is for your growth so is he for your pruning. Even as he ascends to y our height and caresses you tenderest branches tha quiver in the sun, so shall he descend to your roots and shake them in their clinging to the earth.” — Gibran, The ProphetSeries 2 – Lecture 5 | 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.