Buddhism - the Four Noble Truths

  1. 1.
    The Truth of Dukkha
    All conditional phenomena and experiences are not ultimately satisfying.
  2. 2.
    The Truth of the Origin of Dukkha
    Craving for and clinging to what is pleasurable and aversion to what is not pleasurable result in becoming, rebirth, dissatisfaction, and redeath.
  3. 3.
    The Truth of the Cessation of Dukkha
    Putting an end to this craving and clinging also means that rebirth, dissatisfaction, and redeath can no longer arise.
  4. 4.
    The Truth of the Path of Liberation from Dukkha
    By following the Noble Eightfold Path, behaving decently, cultivating discipline, and practicing mindfulness and meditation, an end can be put to craving, to clinging, to becoming, to dissatisfaction, and to the cycle of death and rebirth.