Second Noble Truth–Suffering and Dependent Origination

Topics Include: 1) The significance of the First ad Second Noble Truth in terms of understanding the Buddhist samasaric cosmology. 2) Understanding the First Noble Truth with the additional dimension of Darwin’s Law of Natural Selection. 3) How the conditions of life create the basis for suffering through the evolution of craving. 4) How the development of suffering is described in the fundamental teachings of the Buddha: a. The Five Aggregates of Clinging b. The teaching of Dependent Origination. 5) Sharing of a personal story of the passing of my brother.
Honolulu, Hawaii
August 17, 2019
71 min.

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