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four noble truths Syllabification: four no·ble truths

Definition of four noble truths in English:

plural noun

The four central beliefs containing the essence of Buddhist teaching. See Buddhism.
Example sentences
  • Our enlightened nature is covered by obscurations that can gradually be removed, that is the essence of the teaching of the four noble truths.
  • The four noble truths and the teachings of loving-kindness and compassion always apply.
  • Whilst seated beneath the Bodhi tree the Buddha experienced the four noble truths.
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