Four Noble Truths

plural noun

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: the basic doctrines of Buddhism specifying that all life is subject to suffering, that the desire to live is the cause of repeated existences, that only the annihilation of desire can give release, and that the way of escape is the elimination of selfishness by means of the Eightfold Path

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“Four Noble Truths.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Four%20Noble%20Truths. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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