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How do the Four Noble Truths of Buddhism relate to art?

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July 13, 2009 7:21PM

In brief the Four Noble Truths are:

* All life is suffering * Suffering is caused by desire * There is and end to desire and thus an end to suffering

* The End of desire may be reached by following the Eightfold Path This follows the commonly expressed thoughts about art:

* To be an artist you must suffer * You suffer to fulfill your desire to create art * The suffering will end when you learn to be agood artist * The Path to being a good artist is beyond technique, it is understanding and merging with your media