Express Buddhism/Certain Facts of Life

Day 47 – Zazen

Originally uploaded by osbock

1. All life is suffering
2. ..but suffering is also optional
3. Suffering comes from attachment
4. …therefore don’t get attached

The above is my ultra-condensed take at Buddha’s ‘Four Noble Truths.’ I find it to be a pretty reasonable formula on certain aspects of life, especially when going through hardship/pain/suffering.  Here are the Four Noble Truths as applied to eating/food. As with learning languages, the fastest way you can do it is by associations with familiarity. Food is a pretty good association to understand these truths, so enjoy.  Scroll down to paragraph 5 to get straight to it.