Coming Up: the Second Noble Truth

by | Nov 5, 2023 | Blog


If Soryu and I were forced to name one of the Four Noble Truths as the “linchpin” of the four, we would both choose the Second Noble. Because the Second Noble Truth primarily tells us that suffering has causes that accord with natural laws of cause and effect. That carries two profound implications:

  1. To be free from suffering, all we have to do is to “uncause” its causes.
  2. Liberation of suffering is moved from the realm of “religion” to the realm of “natural laws of cause and effect”.

Learn more about the Second Noble Truth in Topic#4, starting today.

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Chade-Meng Tan

Meng is an award-winning engineer, international bestselling author, movie producer and philanthropist. His work has been nominated eight times for the Nobel Peace Prize. (Read Meng's story)

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