The Four Noble Truths. Ajahn Sumdeho. THE FIRST NOBLE TRUTH. What is the Noble Truth of Suffering? Birth is suffering, aging is suffering, sickness is. The Four Noble Truths has ratings and 13 reviews. talks given by Venerable Ajahn Sumedho on the central teaching of the Buddha: that the unhappiness. This small booklet was compiled and edited from talks given by Venerable Ajahn Sumedho on the central teaching of the Buddha: that the.
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The edition I read is about 70 pages and can be obtained for free as a PDF from buddhanet. However, the theme of the Four Noble Truths recurs many times, for example in the quotation that appears at the beginning of the Introduction. A succinct and easily readable summary of the heart of the Buddha’s teaching, the only real weakness being a bit of a lack of examples and metaphors that could really hammer home the key points.
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The Four Noble Truths
The first exposition of the Four Noble Truths was a discourse sutta called Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta — literally, ‘the discourse that sets the vehicle of the teaching in motion’. Your mileage may vary.
There are no discussion topics nobke this book yet. Note on the Text: Dane Gray rated it really liked it Oct 12, It is still an excellent book. In my opinion, the coverage of the first two of the Noble Truths was very succinct and understandable.
Return to Book Page. Michael Rickicki rated it it was amazing Mar 22, Learning to see things as impermanent, learning not to identify with your thoughts and feelings, and learning to see things just as they are. Sumedho refuses to dismiss the 4 noble truths as primitive, and instead emphasises them as the core teachings of Buddhism. However, I found the coverage of the 2 final Noble Truths to be a bit muddled and the writing a bit more diffuse than in the first half.
Ajahhn second half of the book just didn’t “click” for me. Tina rated it it was amazing Jul 28, Oct 09, Jeremy rated it liked it.
For both the beginner, and the seasoned Buddhist the description of the Four Hoble Truths describe Buddhism’s approach to a happier life. If the second half of the book were the same, I would have given it four stars.
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I thought the descriptions of the first three Noble Truths were excellent, simple, clear, and u This was a delightful and excellent little book. Nitsa rated it really liked it Nov 03, Bijju Maharjan rated it really liked it Oct 16, It was tremendously helpful in teaching how to let go.
Paperback74 pages. Will definitely re-read this one! Sep 17, Jadesword rated it it was amazing. I found this book to be very helpful – for the first half. The 4 noble truths are considered the basics of Buddhism, and is often overlooked for more advanced theories. Jan 31, Philosopherdog rated it it was amazing. Dec 31, Steve rated it really liked it Shelves: But Buddhism doesn’t offer those, and therefore nor does this excellent A succinct and easily readable summary of the heart of the Buddha’s teaching, the only real weakness being a bit of a lack of examples and metaphors that could really hammer home the key points.
I needed the insight. Venerable Ajahn Sumedho is a bhikkhu mendicant monk of the Theravada tradition of Buddhism.
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