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This podcast is essentially a recap of last week’s email list concerning the Four Noble Truths for our audio subscribers.
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The Fourth Noble Truth
Just to summarize, we now know that all life is suffering. This suffering is caused by attachments and desire. Yet, there is a way to end this suffering. To continue our medical analogy, Doctor Buddha, saw the problem, identified the cause, and then prescribed a cure. Today we . . . → Read More: The Fourth Noble Truth
The Third Noble Truth
Now we know that all the world is suffering, and the cause of all is desire and attachment. These are important ideas to really understand and think through. You’ll have some extra time today to reflect on the First and Second Noble Truths, because the Third Noble Truth is really simple.
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The Second Noble Truth
Yesterday I explained how ‚ÄúAll of life is suffering.‚Äù I think we decided that this was a pretty depressing outlook on life, but remember I asked you to bear with me. The Buddha wanted to ‚Äúcure‚Äù this condition, and he did. But just like any doctor, before he . . . → Read More: The Second Noble Truth
The First Noble Truth
Today we’ll start the regular mail of the Daily Buddhism. We may as well start from the beginning. The very foundation of Buddhism is the Four Noble Truths. I can’t think of a better place to start than these ideas. We’ll cover them in order over . . . → Read More: The First Noble Truth