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    The Buddha's Four Nobel Truths

    Here is a deifition of the four nobel truths of the Buddha from Wiki-Pedia:


    Basic teaching

    According to the Saṃyukta Āgama of the Sarvāstivāda school, the basic teaching of the Four Noble Truths is:[2]

    1. Thus is the Noble Truth of Suffering
    2. Thus is the Noble Truth of the Accumulation of Suffering
    3. Thus is the Noble Truth of the Elimination of Suffering
    4. Thus is the Noble Truth of the Path that Leads Away from Suffering

    The Sanskrit and Pali words satya and sacca, respectively, mean both "truth" and "real" or "actual thing." With that in mind, one scholar argues that the four noble truths are not asserted as propositional truths or creeds, but as "true things" or "realities" that the Buddha experienced.[3] The original Tibetan Lotsawas (Sanskrit: locchāwa; Tibetan: lo ts'a ba), who studied Sanskrit grammar thoroughly, used the Tibetan term bden pa, which reflects this understanding."

    For myself being a practicing Buddhist of a number of years I think of this as meaning that our attachements to the temporary things in this world or our temporary states of mind lead to suffering and pain. Yet through the Buddha's teachings and learning to let go of having to have our desires furfilled as the main point of existing we can begin to suffer less and less.

    Read the full definitions of the Four Nobel truths here:

    Let me know what you think.

    - Chris


    Reader Comments (2)

    It's interesting and something to think about.

    November 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJan

    Happy Thanksgiving Chris and thanks for

    November 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBill

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