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The 2nd Noble Truth: Craving is the Cause of Suffering!

The blessed Buddha once said:
One should dwell reflecting on all phenomena as mental states in the light
of these 4 Noble Truths. How does one do so? Here, one sees, understands,
and knows this, as it verily is:

All this and all such is suffering!
Craving is the cause and origin of all that suffering!
Absence of craving is the complete ceasing of all suffering!
The Noble 8-fold Way is the method to eradicate all suffering!

And what, monks, is the 2nd Noble Truth on the Cause of Suffering?
It is that Craving, which gives rise to rebirth, drenched with lust and greed,
finding fresh attraction first here, then there: that is to say sensual craving,
craving for becoming into existence, & craving for non-becoming of any being.
And where does this craving arise and manifest itself?
Wherever in the world there is anything attractive and pleasant, it is right
there & then, on the very spot, that this craving arises and manifests itself...
And what is there, in this world, that is attractive and pleasant?
The eye, in this world, is attractive and pleasant, the ear, nose, the tongue,
the body, and the mind are attractive and pleasant, and there this craving arises
& puts down its roots. Sights, sounds, smells, tastes, touches, & mental states
is attractive and amusing, and there craving emerges & establishes itself.
Visual consciousness, auditory consciousness, olfactory consciousness, taste
consciousness, body consciousness, and mental consciousness in this world are
attractive & alluring, and there this craving comes up and implants itself.
Eye-contact, ear-contact, nose-contact, tongue-contact, body-contact,
mental-contact in this world is attractive and tempting, & here this craving
begins and reveals itself. Any feeling born of eye-contact, ear-contact,
nose-contact, tongue- contact, body-contact, mind-contact in the world are
appealing & fascinating, and right there this craving occurs & installs itself.
The perception and experience of any sights, sounds, smells, tastes, tangibles,
& thoughts are quite interesting and captivating, and there this craving arises
& imbibes itself. Intention, wishing, wanting and hoping for certain sights,
sounds, smells, tastes, touches, thoughts, and mental ideas are enthralling &
intriguing, and there this craving arises and substantiates itself.
The craving itself, the drive, the push & rush for various sights, sounds, smells,
tastes, tangibles, and many mental-objects in this world is attractive and
seductive, and there this craving also arises and consolidates itself.
Thinking of any sights, sounds, smells, tastes, tangibles, and mental-objects
in this world is attractive & tantalizing, & craving arises & manifests itself.
Prolonged pondering on certain sights, sounds, smells, tastes, tangibles and
the manifold diversity of mental objects in this world are indeed attractive
and enticing, and therefore this craving also arises, manifests, establishes
enhances, habituates, engraves and reinforces itself...
And all that, is called the 2nd Noble Truth on the Cause of Suffering...



More on the 2nd Noble Truth: Craving  of the Cause of Suffering!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Cut_Craving.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Craving_is_Pain.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Craving_is_Cause.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/How_to_cure_Greed.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Origin_of_Suffering.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Craving_is_Catastrophic.htm

Source (edited extract):
The Long Speeches of the Buddha. Digha Nikāya. Book II [306-314] 
Thread: The Foundations of Awareness. Mahāsatipatthāna Sutta 22.
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=251033
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/digha/index.html

Craving Causes Suffering!