Dukkha: The Noble Truth of Suffering
Life is full of suffering, full of sickness and unhappiness. Although there are passing pleasures, they vanish in time.
Samudaya: The Noble Truth of the Cause of Suffering
People suffering for one simple reason: they desire things. It is greed and self-centeredness which bring about suffering. Desire is never satisfied.
Nirodha: The Noble Truth of the End of Suffering
It is possible to end suffering if one is aware of his or her own desires and puts an end to them. This awareness will open the door to lasting peace.
Magga: The Noble Truth of the Path
By changing one's thinking and behavior, a new awakening can be reached. This is called the Middle Way and can be followed in the Eightfold Path.