the four noble truths

THE FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS

A Guide to Everyday Life

Lama Zopa Rinpoche

The Four Noble Truths begins with an excellent elucidation of the nature of the mind and its role in creating the happiness we all seek. Lama Zopa Rinpoche then turns to an in-depth analysis of the four truths. The first truth is that we are suffering because we are in cyclic existence, or samsara, the beginningless cycle of death and rebirth characterized by three types of suffering: the suffering of suffering, the suffering of change, and pervasive compounding suffering. These are not inflicted on us without cause, nor do they come from others. The second truth tells us that there is a cause for all this suffering—the delusions and karma that arise from the ignorance that fails to see the way in which things exist. Because there is a cause and because we can develop the wisdom realizing emptiness, the antidote to ignorance, we are able to actualize the third truth, the cessation of suffering. How we do that is explained in the fourth truth, the path to the cessation of suffering.

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  • Paperback
  • 312 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 inches
  • $17.95
  • ISBN 9781614293941
  • ebook
  • 312 pages
  • $11.99
  • ISBN 9781614294092
about the author
The Four Noble Truths

Lama Zopa Rinpoche is one of the most internationally renowned masters of Tibetan Buddhism, working and teaching ceaselessly on almost every continent. He is the spiritual director and cofounder of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), an international network of Buddhist projects, including monasteries in six countries and meditation centers in over thirty; health and nutrition clinics, and clinics specializing in the treatment of leprosy and polio; as well as hospices, schools, publishing activities, and prison outreach projects worldwide.

Other books by Lama Zopa Rinpoche:
Bodhichitta
Dear Lama Zopa
The Door to Satisfaction
Wisdom Energy
Ultimate Healing
Wholesome Fear
Transforming Problems into Happiness
How to Be Happy
The Four Noble Truths
How to Enjoy Death

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