Seeing the Four Noble TruthsModule 5 of An Introduction to Buddhism
We’ll start with Rahula’s description of the First Noble Truth by reading the Dukkha chapter of WTBT.
And, if you’ve been reading the Buddha’s story, continue with Chapters 10–13 on the Buddha’s Renunciation.
Bhikkhu Bodhi returns for his second lecture to frame the Buddha’s teachings.
If you’d like to read even more about the Four Noble Truths, Ajahn Sumedho has a short book of talks on the subject and Ayya Khema has this nice talk on them as well.
To check your understanding, here are some questions to consider about the Four Noble Truths and when you’re ready for the next reading assignments: