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Wisdom Talks 6 – The 4 Noble Truths

In this episode of Wisdom Talks John Barter explains the power and potential in “The 4 Noble Truths” espoused by the Buddha.  This skilful template if applied to life can reduce stress and suffering. The truths that if engaged and realised lead to deep peace and joy.

In this Episode:

  • What is “The 4 Noble Truths”
  1. That dissatisfaction and suffering exists
  2. There is a cause to dissatisfaction and suffering
  3. There is the (complete) ending of dissatisfaction and suffering (the realisation of Nibbana – the highest happiness)
  4. There is the path of practice leading to the end of dissatisfaction and suffering  (The Eightfold Path)
  • The practical element to The 4 Noble Truths
  • Ways to reduce stress, unease, discontent and suffering in our lives
  • Understanding the practice path of the Buddha
  1. Sila (Morality)
  2. Samadhi (Concentration)
  3. Panna (Wisdom)
  • How and when John Barter decided to become a Buddhist Monk
  • The importance of understanding ”What is the Self” and how this can reduce huge amounts of suffering

 

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