The Truth of Suffering and the Path of Liberation

The Truth of Suffering and the Path of Liberation

Book - 2009 | First edition
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The truth of life has never been better or more succinctly articulated than in the Buddha's teaching on suffering, its cause, and its cessation--the famous formulation known as the Four Noble Truths. This concise handful of words is in fact the foundation from which all subsequent Buddhist teachings grow, and upon which all of them rely. Their wisdom is as pertinent to the scholar of Buddhist philosophy as it is to the ordinary practitioner, as it is indeed to anyone, anywhere, who aspires to liberation.

Ch#65533;gyam Trungpa's in-depth exploration of the Four Noble Truths reveals the subtlety and sophistication that lie beneath these deceptively simple teachings. He emphasizes their profound relevance not just as an inspiration when we set out on the path but at every other moment of our lives as well, showing how we can join view (intellectual understanding) of the teaching with practical application in order to interrupt suffering before it arises.

His teaching is, as always, refreshingly direct and profoundly inspiring. The Truth of Suffering is an ideal introduction to the Four Noble Truths for the beginner as well as for the experienced practitioner in search of deeper understanding.
Publisher: Boston : Shambhala : Distributed in the United States by Random House, 2009
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781590306680
Branch Call Number: 294.34 T87ts
Characteristics: xvi, 155 pages ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Lief, Judith L.


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" The suffering of changeability includes anything that has a good beginning and a sour ending." "There is no such thing as real happiness. It is a myth." " The Hinayists said that the Buddha was born, and he died, so he was still subject to the samsaric norm, to some extent. He was NISMANAKYA, he was not a superman." " Minute shifts of attention are what create the emotions of aggression, passion, ignorance, and all the rest. . . they have their origin in the subtle twists that take place in our mind constantly."

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