THE FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS
An Alternative Interpretation
Buddha searched for the truth about suffering. What he found was the truth about the wheel of life and death.
Dukkha did not originally mean suffering, it meant : not running smoothly.
The process of perceiving, understanding and relating to life is not running smoothly, because pleasurable things lead to preferences.
Preferences are pre-references, and lead to
always wanting to be somewhere else; wanting to repeat or avoid past experiences.
Perhaps Buddha taught us that the way to get the wheel of life running smoothly is to be guided by what is noble/pure and true.
270 word SUMMARY
A Short Historical Introduction for Non-Buddhists
Part One :
THE ALTERNATIVE MEANING OF DUKKHA : NOT RUNNING SMOOTHLY
...... Why Suffering is only a part of the truth
...... The Development from Hinduism to Buddhism
Part Two :
PLEASURE LEADS TO PREFERENCES AND THESE PRE-REFERENCES INFLUENCE THE PROCESS OF FEELING AND RELATING TO LIFE.
...... a) The different forms of wanting
...... b) The Process of Feeling and Preferences
...... c) Summary and the Truth of Repetition
Part Three :
HOW TO GET THINGS RUNNING SMOOTHLY
Part Four :
HOW TO GET THINGS RUNNING VERY SMOOTHLY