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27 – Buddha’s Teachings Part 2: The Four Noble Truths

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27 – Buddha’s Teachings Part 2: The Four Noble Truths

27 – Buddha’s Teachings Part 2: The Four Noble Truths

…Teachings Part 1 : The Three Marks and the Teaching of Not-Self (Anatta)     Quicklinks to Transcript Content: The Buddha’s First Sermon: The Four Noble Truths The Noble Truths

36 – Buddha’s Teachings Part 3: The Noble Eightfold Path

36 – Buddha’s Teachings Part 3: The Noble Eightfold Path

…right mindfulness, [and] right concentration.”[ii] The Buddha then listed and described the Four Noble Truths: the noble truth of dukkha, or stress; the noble truth of the origination of stress;…

97 – Twelve Pali Canon Suttas Every Buddhist Should Know – Part 1

97 – Twelve Pali Canon Suttas Every Buddhist Should Know – Part 1

Noble Truths and the Eightfold Noble Path. I’ve discussed these teachings elsewhere on the podcast, with reference to the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta, so I won’t go into them here. (See the…

12 – Buddhist History 4: Life of Shakyamuni Buddha Part 2 – Before and After Enlightenment

12 – Buddhist History 4: Life of Shakyamuni Buddha Part 2 – Before and After Enlightenment

…[11:30] Right After Enlightenment – “Intro to the Jataka” Version [14:40] The Buddha’s First Teachings – The Middle Way [17:30] The Buddha’s First Teachings – The Four Noble Truths and…

17 – Buddhist History 5: Life of Shakyamuni Buddha Part 3 – Early Teaching and Sangha

17 – Buddhist History 5: Life of Shakyamuni Buddha Part 3 – Early Teaching and Sangha

…Middle Way, Four Noble Truths, Eightfold Path [4:45] Enlightenment: Arhats, Nirvana, and Buddhas [7:00] The Second Sermon: The Discourse on the Not-Self Characteristic [11:53] The Buddhist Community Begins to Form…

14 – Buddha’s Teachings Part 1: The Three Marks and the Teaching of Not-Self (Anatta)

14 – Buddha’s Teachings Part 1: The Three Marks and the Teaching of Not-Self (Anatta)

…focuses on the Eightfold Noble Path and the Four Noble Truths. However, the first of the Four Noble Truths is the recognition of the characteristic of dukkha, which is alternatively…

9 – Shakyamuni Buddha’s Enlightenment: What Did He Realize?

9 – Shakyamuni Buddha’s Enlightenment: What Did He Realize?

…the way leading to the cessation of stress…” In the first teaching the Buddha gave to others, he taught these four insights as the “Four Noble Truths.” As I mentioned…

79 – Buddha’s Teachings 10: The Four Foundations of Mindfulness

79 – Buddha’s Teachings 10: The Four Foundations of Mindfulness

…to the Four Noble Truths: “And further, the monk remains focused on mental qualities in & of themselves with reference to the four noble truths. And how does a monk…

72 – Taking Care of Our Lives: More About the Karma Relationship Side of Practice

72 – Taking Care of Our Lives: More About the Karma Relationship Side of Practice

…let go of the ways we’re contributing to suffering. As I discuss in Episode 27, the Four Noble Truths aren’t dogmas to be accepted, they’re truths we need to investigate…

83 – Two Paths to Meditative Concentration: Directed Effort Versus Letting Go – Part 1

83 – Two Paths to Meditative Concentration: Directed Effort Versus Letting Go – Part 1

…and attained to imperturbability,”[iv] and it was with this mind he investigated the problem of human suffering and came up with the Four Noble Truths and Eightfold Noble Path. In…

100 – Twelve Pali Canon Suttas Every Buddhist Should Know – Part 2

100 – Twelve Pali Canon Suttas Every Buddhist Should Know – Part 2

…ending of the outflows, namely the Four Noble Truths. Restraining involves moderation with respect to the body and the five senses; using means moderation and simplicity when availing yourself of…

98 – Nine Fields of Zen Practice: A Framework for Letting Practice Permeate Your Life – Part 1

98 – Nine Fields of Zen Practice: A Framework for Letting Practice Permeate Your Life – Part 1

…the Four Noble Truths.[i] In that sermon, the Buddha listed and defined the Four Truths, but didn’t stop there. He went on to explain to his audience that he was…

68 – Relating to Buddhist Teachings 2: Wrestling with the Teachings

68 – Relating to Buddhist Teachings 2: Wrestling with the Teachings

…this?” It may take a little research to find out – we may vaguely remember something about it folded into the teaching on the Four Noble Truths, for example, and…

34 – Dogen’s Genjokoan Part 1: Non-Duality, Intimacy, and Enlightenment

34 – Dogen’s Genjokoan Part 1: Non-Duality, Intimacy, and Enlightenment

…2: The Four Noble Truths), so I won’t explain them further here. The important thing to realize about this passage in the Genjokoan is that it occurs at the very…

33 – Buddhist History 6: Life of Shakyamuni Buddha Part 4 – More Teachings and Stories

33 – Buddhist History 6: Life of Shakyamuni Buddha Part 4 – More Teachings and Stories

…the first, and most famous, of Shakyamuni’s early teachings, including his first sermon on the Four Noble Truths and Eightfold Noble Path, his second sermon on not identifying anything as…

103 – Twelve Pali Canon Suttas Every Buddhist Should Know – Part 3

103 – Twelve Pali Canon Suttas Every Buddhist Should Know – Part 3

…sense them “as though joined with them.” We neglect the Four Noble Truths, which state that by clinging to our desire for things to be other than how they are,…

93 – Buddha’s Teachings 12: The Five Hindrances – Part 2

93 – Buddha’s Teachings 12: The Five Hindrances – Part 2

…doubt). These two versatile and ubiquitous antidotes are 1) noble friendship, and 2) suitable conversation. Isn’t this great? Noble friends are those who support us in our aspirations, and encourage…

41 – Dogen’s Genjokoan Part 4: Moon in a Dewdrop and Views of the Ocean

41 – Dogen’s Genjokoan Part 4: Moon in a Dewdrop and Views of the Ocean

…philosophies and views that help us make sense of the often-crazy world. These are truths that apply in the relative world. We all hold the best truths we’ve been able…

86 – Samvega and Pasada: Two Buddhist Emotions Indispensable for Practice

86 – Samvega and Pasada: Two Buddhist Emotions Indispensable for Practice

…I remember the first time I read about Buddhism’s Four Noble Truths. I was 24 years old and reading a guidebook in preparation for a short trip to India. As…

2 – The Three Treasures of Buddhism: Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha

2 – The Three Treasures of Buddhism: Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha

…see with right discernment the four noble truths — stress, the cause of stress, the transcending of stress, & the noble eightfold path, the way to the stilling of stress:…

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