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Friends:

Seeing the 4 Truths is of Primary Importance!


The Blessed Buddha once said this:
Bhikkhus, imagine a man with a life span of a hundred years. If some ask him:
Good man, morning, noon & evening you will be pierced with a 100 spears and
despite being stabbed and impaled daily with 300 spears, you will survive
a full 100 years, after which you will break through to the Four Noble Truths!
Will you agree to go
through that?
Then, Bhikkhus, he should accept  this offer as a good deal..! For what reason?
Because since an inconceivable beginning of Samsaric time, all beings have been
& will eternally continue to be hit by spears, cut by swords, & chopped by axes.

Secondly: Breaking through to the Four Noble Truths is not joined by any pain
or frustration. Breaking through to the Four Noble Truths is joined only by an
extreme happiness, joy, bliss and peace...
What four Truths?
The Noble Truth of Suffering is an in all being immanent misery!
The Noble Truth on
Craving as the primary Cause of all Suffering!
T
he Noble Truth on Ceasing of Craving as the End of all Suffering!
The Noble Truth on
This Noble 8-fold Way as the method to End all Suffering!
Therefore, Bhikkhus, an effort should be dedicated to really understand:
All this is Suffering! An effort should be made much of to truly comprehend:
Craving is the Cause of Suffering! An effort should be aroused to realize:
No Craving is the End of Suffering! Effort should be made to set in motion,
to reinforce, and refine: This Noble 8-fold Way which Ceases all Suffering...


Comments:
These 4 Noble Truths are really the crucial core of early & any Buddhism since,
they open the doors to the Deathless Dimension:
Nibbāna !

 


More on these 4 Noble Truths (Cattari Ariya Saccani):

https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ignorance.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Actually_So.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/True_Wisdom.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Four_but_One.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Clustered_Truths.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_Stick.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_Ultimate_Fact.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Simple_yet_Complex.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_4_Noble_Truths.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Sour_Sense_Sources.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Perfectly_Enlightened.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_1st_Noble_Truth_on_Suffering.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_2nd_Noble_Truth_on_The_Cause_of_Suffering.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_3rd_Noble_Truth_on_The_Ceasing_of_Suffering.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_4th_Noble_Truth_on_The_Way_to_End_Suffering.htm

 

 

Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya. [V:440-1]
section 56: Saccasamyutta. Thread 35: 100 Spears ...

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