The Four Noble truths (Own Words)
The first noble truth (Dukkha) –Dukkha relates to all of the things we undergo in life that may have negative effects. A translation of Dukkha would relate to suffering in regards to illness, poverty, disease, old age and death. Despite Dukkha sounding
Like a depressing view on life, it can also be seen as a realistic view on life.
The second noble truth (Origin of Dukkha) – This truth is about the origins of Dukkha and why we have suffering, and according to Buddha it was due to our desire, and there are three forms of desire, these being the three roots of evil which are, Greed and desire, Ignorance or delusion and Hatred or destructive urges. So in simpler terms, Buddha saw Suffering as a result of having negative desires.
The third Noble truth (Cessation of suffering - Nirodha) – This truth is about ways to extinguish desire thus extinguishing suffering. According to Buddha’s teachings, to extinguish the three roots of evil and to reach enlightenment, you must attain …show more content…
Being a Buddhist is a quest to discover and put these methods into practice and constantly strive to develop and grow within. For instance, a commonly heard benefit of the practice of Buddhism is that it leads to a strange feeling of both calm and excitement at the same time. While ultimately, it 's not these biomechanical changes, like stress reduction, that we 're striving for but rather a more spiritual state of mind. Now, with modern scientific equipment, we are able to objectively measure and record the numerous positive benefits of Buddhist meditation. It 's a state of life or a life condition. As our spiritual selves develop, our bodies respond. It is the state of being a Buddha and as our bodies change, our spiritual selves respond. In the future, we may experience greater levels of happiness than ever