Flare up passion!
Fry the fish
For they say that she
Is a sumptuous dish.
Taking after Gaia
Like sisters Gish
Wrestling with Triton
Oceania's deepest wish.
If any Cancer
Attempts to squish
Slick Pisceans stir
Wondrous waves, washing swish!
The Buddha's Four Noble Truths Explained
~ I: Dukkha (Cyclical Suffering) ~
It's a clear fact for any astute observer that our world is pervaded by suffering. Lasting joy is elusive and most people are caught within vicious cycles of their own creation (which is also Karma's true meaning).
~ II: Sumudaya (Suffering's Source) ~
Individuals are each responsible for their own personal problems. This is because desire lies at the root of all dissatisfaction. Furthermore, the wants of one are often at odds with the needs of many others.
~ III: Nirodha (Suffering's Cessation) ~
It's possible for suffering to cease at both the personal and communal level, if its base causes are redressed.
~ IV: Magga (The Path) ~
There's a sure and steady path that leads away from Samsara and toward Nirvana. Said path consists primarily of meditation, which doesn't mean focusing on any particular object, but passive observation of the full body-mind spectrum (including all its contents and any ongoing interactions). As the Buddha himself put it: "Meditate diligently to attain thine own salvation!"
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