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The Four Noble Truths (one)

Religion (Dharma) is a means to leave suffering and attain happiness.
Shakyamuni Buddha taught four noble truths: The truths of suffering and the cause of suffering, and the truths of cessation of suffering and the path to the cessation of suffering. We must recognize and remove the first two and realize through practice the second two.

We can understand this deep subject by considering the simple example of physical illness. When we are sick, we suffer, and look for the underlying cause—a disease or other disorder. When we realize that the illness is curable we see that our suffering can cease and seek treatment—the path to the cessation of this suffering.

The following text is an expanded explanation of these four noble truths, and of how we can follow a path that leads us out of suffering to the attainment of happiness, not only for ourselves, but for all beings.

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Book — Buddha’s wife, by Gabriel Constans

John Malkin interviews Gabriel Constans, author of "Buddha’s Wife" which recreates the life of Yasodhara. The book is said to engage readers in the complexity of issues many women have raised about Gotama the Buddha’s life and practice.

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New Book on Religion Shows Teachings of Jesus Came from Buddha

“Buddha’s Big Foot,” is now available on Amazon.com and Createspace; this new book by Robert Korczynski explores history, religion, linguistics, and numerology, to conclude that all of Christianity is sourced from the teachings of the Buddha.

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The Silence of the Body – Idris Lahore

Idris Lahore’s The Silence of the Body is written with such clarity that it reads like a series of Haiku poems, each of them awakening what is most profound in us. The Socratic dictum, “Know thyself, and you shall know the universe and the gods,” is the leitmotif that runs throughout the book.

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Dervish Yoga : the Sufi Secret of Eternal Youth

The movements of Samadeva are similar to yoga, tai chi chuan, and dance. Following a rigorous training, described in the book, Idris Lahore was authorised to transmit the knowledge and techniques of the dervishes to the men and women of the West.

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Buddha’s Japanese Fighting Soldiers

"Buddhism in Japan seems no different from Christianity in Europe . . . or Islam in Minor Asia, neither do Japanese monastic warriors appear any different from European crusaders or Spanish Moors."

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USA - Encyclopedia Examines Love’s Religious Roots

Yudit Greenberg : "the book is for anyone who is curious about how love is expressed in religion, from its most mundane and trivial to its most sublime."

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Learning to Trust Your Gut: How Intuition Works

We’ve all been there before, the knots in your stomach, the butterflies…. then the realization after the fact that you should have listened to your gut. We’re learning more about the science behind our gut reactions and need to listen up much more often.

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Buddhha’s wife - Interview with Gabriel Constans

Buddha’s Wife is a novel about compassion, inspiration and forgiveness. Thousands of books, texts and stories have followed Siddhartha’s teachings and his path to becoming The Buddha, but little has been written about his wife Yasodhara, their child Rahula or their relatives, until now.

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Extract from The Lotus Quest by Mark Griffiths

Some years ago, a friend in Tokyo sent me three seeds of the lotus flower, Nelumbo nucifera. Fearing that I would make too much of a fuss of them, she waited until after I had succeeded in germinating and flowering them before telling me their story...

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