The Four Noble Truths: Fundamentals of Buddhist Teachings

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Thorsons, 1997 - Religion - 166 pages
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Life involves suffering. Desire is the source of our suffering. There is a way to put an end to our desire. The way out of desire is to live one's life according to eight basic principles. These four noble truths were the subject of the Buddha's first sermon and form the core of Buddhist teaching. The Dalai Lama describes these unique teachings here as he presented them to the West for the first time in 1997.

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Contents

INTRODUCING THE FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS
34
THE TRUTH OF SUFFERING
42
THE TRUTH OF THE ORIGIN OF SUFFERING
72
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The Dalai Lama is the spiritual and political leader of Tibet. He is the author of several books on Tibetan Buddhism.

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