Buddhism - The Four Noble Truths
At its core, Buddhism is an attempt to answer the problem of human suffering. The Four Noble Truths explain the problem of suffering.
The first truth is that life is filled with suffering. Humans deal with physical suffering such as illness, injury, aging and death, and with emotional suffering such as anger, fear and many kinds of sorrows.
The second noble truth proposes that suffering is caused by attachment. We cling to goals, people, objects and other transient things and can be hurt when we lose them.
The third noble truth is that the cessation of suffering is possible. It can be attained through detachment.
The fourth noble truth is The Eightfold Path - a method to improve oneself through a moderate path between hedonistic gratification and ascetic self-denial.
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The Dharma Wheel
In Buddhism—according to the Pali Canon, Vinayapitaka, Khandhaka,
Mahavagga, the number of spokes of the Dharmachakra represent
Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo is a Japanese Buddhist
chant based upon the Lotus Sutra. Nichiren Daishonin (Feb 16, 1222 – Oct
13, 1282) a Buddhist monk who lived during the Kamakura period (1185–1333)
in Japan. Nichiren taught devotion to the Lotus Sutra, entitled Myōhō-Renge-Kyō in
Japanese, as the exclusive means to attain enlightenment and the chanting of
Nam-Myōhō-Renge-Kyō as the essential practice of the teaching.
Various schools with diverging interpretations of Nichiren's teachings comprise