These Four Noble Truths arose from Buddha Shakyamuni's experience of "Awakening."

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They are seen in Buddhism as a profound psychological analysis of reality and a methodology of conduct, not a philosophy. The Buddha told his monks that these Truths are real, and precise, which is why they are called noble.

  • The First Noble Truth of Suffering - speaks of the five clusters of existence associated with attachment to suffering
  • The Second Noble Truth about the Cause of Suffering - says that the cause of suffering is desire
  • Third Noble Truth of the Cessation of Suffering - the cessation of suffering is the complete disappearance and cessation, renunciation, abandonment, liberation, abandonment of desire
  • Fourth Noble Truth of the Path to the Cessation of Suffering - the path to it is the Noble Eight-Step Path