The Four Noble Truths

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=”0″ height= “0”alt=””/ > Illustration by Ray Fenwick. What are the 4 worthy facts? Buddhism’s famed 4 facts are called worthy since they liberate us from suffering. They are the Buddha’s fundamental teaching, encapsulating the

whole Buddhist course

. 1. Suffering Life constantly includes suffering, in apparent and subtle forms. Even when things appear great, we constantly feel an undercurrent of anxiety and uncertainty inside.

2. The Cause of Suffering

The cause of suffering is craving and basic ignorance. We suffer since of our mistaken belief that we are a separate, independent, solid “I.” The unpleasant and useless struggle to maintain this misconception of ego is called samsara, or cyclic presence.

3. Completion of Suffering

The bright side is that our obscurations are momentary. They are like passing clouds that obscure the sun of our informed nature, which is always present. Therefore, suffering can end because our obscurations can be purified and awakened mind is constantly available to us.

4. The Path

By living fairly, practicing meditation, and establishing wisdom, we can take exactly the same journey to enlightenment and freedom from suffering that the buddhas do. We too can awaken.

More reading on the 4 Noble Truths:

The Message of the Buddha’s Four Noble Truths

Simply put, it’s that focusing and seeing plainly lead to acting perfectly in every moment, out of love, and on behalf of all beings. Sylvia Boorstein explains.

The Four Noble Truths of Psychological Suffering

The Buddha laid out a four-step course to freedom from tough emotions. The secret, says Anyen Rinpoche, is understanding why our feelings cause us a lot suffering. Once we know that, the course to liberty ends up being clear.

The Buddha’s Noble First Mentor

Tulku Thondup on the 4 basic and practical declarations that encompass the whole Buddhist course, the Buddha’s Four Noble Realities.

What is Suffering?

10 Buddhist teachers explain the first worthy truth– the Buddha’s first mentor– and why it’s not a condemnation, however a joyous opportunity.

Deer to the Heart

They were present at the Buddha’s first sermon, and, reportedly, they listened. Andrea Miller reconsiders something we all might have missed in the significance of the quiet, careful deer.

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