This book, 'A Manual of the Excellent Man' was written in response to a letter from a lay follower posing ten questions on important points of Buddhist teaching. The book has been started with an explanation of the Theravada conception of the Bodhicitta the aspirant to supreme Buddha hood, and of the ten perfections a Bodhisattva must fulfill to reach Perfect Enlightenment. The author then launches out into a detailed exploration of the 'Five Aggregates' that make up human existence. As his treatise unfolds he also gives a coverage to the Four Noble Truths, dependant origination, the five kinds of Maras, and the nature of Nibbana. Again and again, the author has been impressed upon the readers the need to take up the practice of the Dhamma in full earnestness, not remaining content with mere deeds of merit but striving along the path of insight meditation that leads to realization of the goal.