The Four Tasks


Jay Forest and you're listening to five minute Dharma Vitamin Dharma's a weekly podcast. Giving you a practical Buddhist wisdom for everyday life episode ten the four tasks most people stop at just understanding the four noble trues but this is not what the Buddha wanted in fact the Buddha said that there are three phrases in dealing with the four noble truth one of these phases is the four tasks we touchdown them before. But now you want to return to them for more detail. The Buddha said that he did not claim to have awakened until after his knowledge and vision of these four noble truths as they really are in their three phases and twelve aspects was thoroughly purified love twelve aspects or simply the three phases applied to each of the four noble truths. But what are these three phases? The first phase is the intellectual phase of understanding the four noble truths quote. This is the noble truth of suffering. The second phase is the procedural phase of implementing the task associated with the four noble truths this noble truth of suffering is to be fully understood and the second phase is the realization phase where the tasks are completed and the results experienced in one's life. This noble truth is suffering has been fully understood since we've come to have a working knowledge of the four noble truth we should turn to the four tasks the four noble truths come with four task attached to them for challenges that give practical application to these truths quote. This noble truth suffering is to be fully understood this noble truth of the origin of suffering is to be abandoned this noble truth of the cessation of suffering is to be realized the noble truth of the way leading to the cessation of suffering is to be developed. The four tasks that suffering is to be fully known craving is to be abandoned. The end of suffering is to be realized and the Path is to be developed. So when you notice suffering in your life imagine it has a little label on it. That says no me so we usually have version to suffering the best way to overcome. This is to embrace suffering. Really look at it. Welcome suffering as a teacher. A wise sage here to enlighten you until you see suffering clearly you will not see the way of escape and when you see suffering look for the hook what I mean. There is no suffering without attachment or aversion or craving look for the hook attachment the hook of aversion. Once you see the hook abandon it let go of the attachment or aversion. This is the task of where you abandoned. The origin of suffering see the hook cut the hook after every attachment or aversion. You let go of you realize a little bit more of the end of suffering but how can you fully understand suffering abandoned craving and realize the end of suffering the noble eightfold path in order to accomplish the tasks you need to develop the noble eightfold path? This means developing right view right intention right speech Right Action Right Livelihood. Right effort right. Mindfulness right concentration. Right view includes the world view of the Buddha. The includes the four noble truths the three marks of existence in an understanding of Karma. Rebirth and some Sarah. The Buddha explained the three marks of existence quote beacuse form is in permanent. What is impermanent is suffering. What is suffering is non-self what is non-self should be seen as it really is with correct wisdom thus this is not mind this is not I this is not myself when one sees this thus as it really is with correct wisdom the mind becomes dispassionate in his liberated from the taints by non clinging. Here's the three marks of existence. The first mark of existences in permanence which means that nothing stays the same all things change. All things are unreliable. All things break or die. The second mark of existence is suffering. Which means that. Nothing brings lasting satisfaction hidden in the most pleasurable moments is the seed of dissatisfaction. All good things come to an end. Nothing can give you lasting happiness. The third mark of existence is non-self which means your process not an entity like a wave on the ocean your the result of flow processes without any unchangeable substance. Buddhism denies that you have an everlasting soul in conclusion. The four noble truths are not just a doctrine to be learned more importantly they are truths that can be practiced task to be done. We need to move from the intellectual phase to the practical phase and then on to the experiential face that concludes by talk. Thank you for your attention. You been listening to five minute Dharma. Five Minute Dahmer's a weekly podcast giving you practical Buddhist wisdom for Everyday Life. You can subscribe to the podcast at five minute. Dharma DOT COM till next time. May the Buddhist wisdom enlighten your path.

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