Four Noble Truths

Understanding, abandoning, experiencing and bringing into being

Tradition tells us that soon after his awakening the Buddha summed up what had happened as he sat beneath the tree of awakening in terms of the arising in him of a particular vision, knowledge, wisdom, understanding, clarity concerning four things, namely suffering, its cause, its cessation, and the way leading to its cessation; moreover that vision, knowledge, wisdom, understanding and clarity had three dimensions to it in each case:

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