The 4 Noble
Truths are the Core of Buddhism!
1: This is Suffering!
is of three kinds:
a: Obvious suffering, which is any bodily
pain and any
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...
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,
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
Absence of Craving is the End of Suffering!
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...
3rd Noble Truth on the End of Suffering has to
4: The Noble 8-Fold Way is the Method to End
Noble 8-fold Way
has to be developed in order to end all suffering?
Right Motivation (sammā-sankappa)
Right Speech (sammā-vācā)
Right Action (sammā-kammanta)
Right Effort (sammā-vāyāma)
Right Awareness (sammā-sati)
Fourth Noble Truth on the Way to
End Suffering has to be developed!
More on these quintessential Four
Noble Truths (Ariya-Sacca):
The 4 Noble Truths!
20 Mar 2012