The Four Noble Truths are one of the most fundamental teaching of the Buddha Gautama Shakyamuni.
The Nature of Suffering (Dukkha):
"This is the noble truth of suffering: birth is suffering, aging is suffering, illness is suffering, death is suffering; sorrow, lamentation, pain, grief and despair are suffering; union with what is displeasing is suffering; separation from what is pleasing is suffering; not to get what one wants is suffering; in brief, the five aggregates subject to clinging are suffering."
Suffering's Origin (Samudaya):
"This is the noble truth of the origin of suffering: it is this craving which leads to renewed existence, accompanied by delight and lust, seeking delight here and there, that is, craving for sensual pleasures, craving for existence, craving for extermination."
Suffering's Cessation (Nirodha):
"This is the noble truth of the cessation of suffering: it is the remainderless fading away and cessation of that same craving, the giving up and relinquishing of it, freedom from it, nonreliance on it."
The Way (Mārga) Leading to the Cessation of Suffering:
"This is the noble truth of the way leading to the cessation of suffering: it is the Noble Eightfold Path; that is, right view, right intention, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, right concentration."
(Attached to this teaching is the "Noble Eight Fold Path".)
Freely paraphrased, the four Noble Truths are :
All life is suffering.
Suffering is caused by wanting things you cannot have.
To end suffering, overcome desire.
To overcome desire, follow the Eight-Fold Path.
2. Suffering is caused by desire.
3. Desire can be overcome.
4. Desire can be overcome by following the Eight Fold Path.
I found some different answers, but this is what my teacher told me...not sure if it's completely right..sorry!
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The definition of a Buddhist could be someone who follows the four noble truths.
Buddhism follows the Four Noble Truths.
The Four Noble Truths were not founded on the teachings of Buddha. Buddhism arose from the Middle Path and the Four Noble Truths.
The Four Noble Truths are one of the central teachings of the Buddhist tradition.
The Buddha taught on the four noble truths repeatedly throughout his lifetime.
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False. The four noble truths are associated with Buddhism as stated in the dharma.
The buddha or siddhartha created the four noble truths they all have to do about samsara the countinues cycle of rebirth
Ideas or truths that came to Buddha while he was sitting under a tree and which form the basis for the Buddhist religion.
The Four Noble Truths exemplify Buddhist thought. The Four Noble Truths discuss the necessity to save beings, extinguish passions, master the Dharma's, and attain the Buddha-truth.
The Four Noble Truths comprise the core ideas of Buddhism. They do not merely impact Buddhism, they are Buddhism. Everything in Buddhism springs from these tenets. If you can fully understand and embody the four truths, there is nothing else needed to attain enlightenment. Such is the nature of the Four Noble Truths.
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In essence the four noble truths express the nature of all composite phenomena and explain the path to liberation from the cycle of suffering.
The Four Noble Truths point to the Eightfold Path as the way to avoid pain by stopping desire and attaining enlightenment.
The four noble truths are the essence of the teachings of the Buddha and Budhhist teachings are derived from this to a greater or lesser extent.
The Four Noble Truths describe the true nature of existence, and the path to living in harmony with that nature. The teaching of the Four Noble Truths was the first sermon given by the Buddha after he became enlightened. This first teaching is called "Setting the Wheel of Dharma in motion". It was given by him to his four friends that he was practicing asceticism with before he became enlightened and all four were at once convinced of its truths. Therefore, the Four Noble Truths are the core of Buddhism. It represents, at the highest level, what we beleive and what we strive for.
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