7 May 2012

The Four Noble Truths

The Four Noble Truth by Siddhartha Buddha Gautama.
  1. "This is the noble truth of dukkha (suffering): birth is dukkha, aging is dukkha, illness is dukkha, death is dukkha; sorrow, lamentation, pain, grief and despair are dukkha; union with what is displeasing is dukkha; separation from what is pleasing is dukkha; not to get what one wants is dukkha; in brief, the five aggregates subject to clinging are dukkha"
  2. "This is the noble truth of the origin of dukkha: it is this craving which leads to renewed existence, accompanied by delight and lust, seeking delight here and there, that is, craving for sensual pleasures, craving for existence, craving for extermination"
  3. "This is the noble truth of the cessation of dukkha: it is the remainderless fading away and cessation of that same craving, the giving up and relinquishing of it, freedom from it, nonreliance on it"
  4. "This is the noble truth of the way leading to the cessation of dukkha: it is the Noble Eightfold Path; right view, right intention, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness and right concentration"
Happy Vesak day.

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