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      The 4 Noble Truths are the Core of Buddhism!



1: This is Suffering! Suffering is of three kinds:
a: Obvious suffering, which is any bodily
pain and any mental sadness.
b: Suffering due to change includes also pleasant feeling as this indeed also
becomes quite disappointing, when it inevitably changes, fades, and vanishes.
c: Suffering due to construction is all that is conditioned, since all this thus
later inevitably will fall apart. This also includes any object, which induces a
neutral feeling. This 1st Noble Truth, that points out that all worldly things
ultimately speaking is Suffering, has to be fully understood in all aspects...



2: Craving is the Cause of Suffering! Craving is of three kinds:
a: Craving for sensing forms, sounds, smells, tastes, touches, & mental states.
b: Craving for becoming. (ex: May I become rich, forever young, famous, etc.)
c: Craving for non-becoming (ex: May I neither become sick, nor old, nor 
dead!)
This Second Noble Truth on the Cause of Suffering has to be eliminated...



3: Absence of Craving is the End of Suffering!
a: Not craving for any sense stimuli of any kind...
b: Not craving for any kind of re-becoming as this or that in any future...
c: Not craving any non-becoming, but accepting all ills that inevitably come...
This 3rd Noble Truth on the End of Suffering has to be accomplished!



4: The Noble 8-Fold Way is the Method to End Suffering!
Which Noble 8-fold Way has to be developed in order to end all suffering?
1: Right View  (sammā-ditthi)
2: Right Motivation  (sammā-sankappa)
3: Right Speech  (sammā-vācā)
4: Right Action  (sammā-kammanta)
5: Right Livelihood  (sammā-ājīva)
6: Right Effort  (sammā-vāyāma)
7: Right Awareness  (sammā-sati)
8; Right Concentration  (sammā-samādhi)
This Fourth Noble Truth on the Way to End Suffering has to be developed!

More on these quintessential Four Noble Truths (Ariya-Sacca):
The_1st_Noble_Truth_on_Suffering,
The_2nd_Noble_Truth_on_The_Cause_of_Suffering,
The_3rd_Noble_Truth_on_The_Ceasing_of_Suffering,
The_4th_Noble_Truth_on_The_Way_to_Cease_Suffering,
Actually_So, Perfectly_Enlightened, The_Stick, The_Abyss,
Absolute_Certainty,
The_16_Aspects
, Sour_Sense_Sources, 
Indeed_True, The_4_Noble_Truths, Whenever_and_Wherever,
Concentrated_Truth, ClansMan_Breakthrough, Focused_Truths,
Pass_it_on, 300_Spears,
Few_are_Fine, Indispensable_Necessity,
The_Ultimate_Fact, The_5_Destinations,
The_4_Truths_Meaning,
Clustered_Truths,
Ignorance, Simple_yet_Complex, Four_but_One,
The_Blind_Turtle, By_Chance, Trifling_Dust, Rare_Rebirth,
True_Wisdom.

The 4 Noble Truths!


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