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  Ching Ch'ing, a Chinese Ch'an master, asked a monk:
-What is the sound outside?
The monk answered:
-That is the sound of rain.
The master said:
-Sentient beings are upside down, they lose themselves in pursuit of things.
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IN HIS FIRST SERMON
to the group in the Deer Park near Varanasi, the Buddha spoke of the Four Noble Truths. The Four Noble Truths sum up, in a systematic formula, the central teaching of the Buddha.

» The Truth of Suffering
» The Truth of the Cause of Suffering
» The Truth of the End of Suffering
» The Truth of the Path leading to the End of Suffering

 



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