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Four Noble Truths

plural noun
the doctrines of Buddha: all life is suffering, the cause of suffering is ignorant desire, this desire can be destroyed, the means to this is the Eightfold Path. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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in Buddhism, the precepts that are the essence of the Buddha's teaching: that life is suffering, that desires cause suffering, that the annihilation of desires can relieve suffering, that the way to do this is by following the Eightfold Path; also written Four Noble Truths's 21st Century Lexicon
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