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The Four Noble Truths (Foundation of Buddhist Thought #1)

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The Four Noble Truths provides a strong step toward a solid foundation in Buddhist thought. This volume is the first of six, and offers a complete presentation of the Buddha's seminal Four Noble Truths which summarize the fundamentals of the Buddhist worldview. Indeed, they are an essential framework for understanding all of the other teachings of the Buddha. The Four Nobl ...more
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Published June 10th 2005 by Wisdom Publications (first published April 15th 2005)
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Demi
Aug 24, 2009 Demi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Buddhists
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This is a fantastic book for the enthusiastic Mahayana Buddhist. I love how Geshe Tashi Tsering ties in the common Mahayanist concepts into the Four Noble Truths, explaining them all with clarity and straight forward language. I have a lot of curly philosophical questions that are being answered by his book and more importantly, a lot of inspiration towards the practical side of being a Buddhists. I'm looking forward the rest of the books in this six-part series.
Chris Carlisle
Jul 26, 2016 Chris Carlisle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is actually pretty deep - as the basics often are. I have read parts of this book online and its talking about critical aspects of mind consciousness which I would not assign to the classification of "novice text." For example, in one section the author describes the "telling differences" between the Mahayana and Theraveda understanding of "craving for transitory aggregates." This is the type of topic that makes the eyes of most Buddhist I know glaze over - and yet it is a very importa ...more
Loree
Oct 23, 2008 Loree rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those starting with buddhist studies
Recommended to Loree by: Lama Padma Karma
good read for a beginner
Phu Tran
Feb 09, 2016 Phu Tran rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This is an amazing book, I would say, for those who really want to understand Buddhism as a whole brief system. By composing this book, I think that Geshe Tashi actually drew a whole picture of Buddhism and looking at this picture, we can clearly see how core Buddha's teachings topics related to others.

Starting from the Four Noble Truths Sutra, which is translated from Pali, Geshe showed us, step by step, the meanings of the Buddha's words that are visible in the sutra in words, and then he show
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Rusudan Tsiskreli
Mar 02, 2015 Rusudan Tsiskreli rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Very good reading for basics of Buddhism and perfect explanation of aspects of the Four Noble Truth. Highly recommending.
Jerod Hammerstein
Book in an online class on the fundamentals of Buddhist thought. Enjoyed the course and the book. This was a Tibetan view of the four noble truths. All of the books feel very academic, but learned much from the book and the classes.
Hieu Cao
Jan 11, 2011 Hieu Cao rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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A gem!
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Geshe Tashi Tsering (b.1958) is a resident Buddhist teacher at the Jamyang Buddhist Centre in London (UK).
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Foundation of Buddhist Thought (6 books)
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  • Buddhist Psychology (The Foundation of Buddhist Thought, Volume 3)
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“Now this, bhikkhus, is the noble truth of suffering: birth is suffering, aging is suffering, illness is suffering, death is suffering; union with what is displeasing is suffering; separation from what is pleasing is suffering; not to get what one wants is suffering; in brief, the five aggregates subject to clinging are suffering.” 0 likes
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