Four Noble Truths (cattāri ariya-saccāni)
Parent topics: Skillful qualities, Mindfulness of dhammas, Gradual Teaching
Subtopics: Noble Truth of Suffering, Cause of Suffering, Cessation of Suffering
33 excerpts, 2:01:21 total duration

All excerpts (33) Questions about (7) Answers involving (24) Stories (1) Quotes (2) Texts (2)

Abhayagiri Monastic Retreat 2013, Session 5Ajahn Pasanno – Nov. 27, 2013

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9. “Where do the Brahma-Viharas fit into the 4 Noble Truths?'” [Four Noble Truths] [Divine Abidings]


2014 Thanksgiving Monastic Retreat, Session 2Ajahn Pasanno – Nov. 23, 2014

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1. “On “The Discourse on Setting in Motion the Wheel of The Dhamma,” toward the end it says, “my knowledge and vision of reality of regarding the Four Noble Truths, in their three phases and twelve aspects.” What are the “three phases and twelve aspects?” Thanks for your teachings.” [Four Noble Truths] [Knowledge and vision]


Jhāna: A Practical Approach, Session 4Ajahn Pasanno – Oct. 10, 2015

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5. “Is the purpose of jhāna aand meditation to build up the strength of the mind so we will be able to contemplate the Four Noble Truths?” [Meditation] [Heart/mind] [Four Noble Truths] [Jhāna] // [Calming meditation] [Insight meditation]

Sutta: AN 4.170: In Conjunction


2015 Thanksgiving Monastic Retreat, Session 6Ajahn Pasanno – Nov. 26, 2015

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1. “In working with the Four Noble Truths, to understand suffering, does the Buddha mean knowing for instance the pain in your heart, the stress around your eyes, or does he also mean to see with insight its karmic effect on yourself and others?” [Four Noble Truths] [Noble Truth of Suffering] [Kamma]


Thanksgiving Retreat 2016, Session 4Ajahn Pasanno – Nov. 22, 2016

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8. “Could you describe the detail of the four noble truths? What are they? How do we apply them to real modern lives?” [Four Noble Truths]


Two Kinds of Thought and the Removal of Distracting Thoughts, Session 3Ajahn Pasanno – Jun. 4, 2017

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3. Comment: Our group talked about what we use to deal with our thoughts, the Four Noble Truths, and perfectionism. [Four Noble Truths] [Directed thought and evaluation]

Response by Ajahn Pasanno: "You can't go wrong by coming back to the Four Noble Truths." [Four Noble Truths]

Simile: The footprint of all animals fit within the footprint of an elephant. In the same way, all the teachings of the Buddha will fit into the Four Noble Truths. — Sariputta, MN 28 [Four Noble Truths] [Similes] [Teaching Dhamma] [Great disciples]


Developing Skill in Reflective Meditation, Session 1Ajahn Pasanno and Ajahn Karuṇadhammo – Dec. 1, 2019

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5. “I recently went to a Zen gathering. My understanding is that they don't focus on the Four Noble Truths. They try to be present in the moment and get to some sort of no-mind state. How did this arise and why is it considered Buddhism?” Answered by Ajahn Pasanno. [Zen] [Four Noble Truths] [Present moment awareness] [History/Mahāyāna Buddhism] // [Emptiness] [Buddha]

Story: Ajahn Pasanno visits a Dzogchen master who says, "Whatever teachings you hear, if they don't fit into or fulfill the Four Noble Truths, then it's just not Buddhism." [Ajahn Pasanno] [Vajrayāna] [Hearing the true Dhamma] [Four Noble Truths]