Second Noble Truth (Thrist)

Second Noble Truth is (Thirst) or Gluttony as I see it.
Second Noble Truth is (Thirst) or Gluttony as I see it.

We are taught that the Second Noble Truth teaches that the cause of suffering is craving or thirst (tanha). I see “thirst” as Gluttony because we continually search for something outside ourselves to make us happy. But no matter how successful we are, how rich or popular we are, we never remain satisfied.

The Buddha taught that this thirst grows from ignorance of the self. We go through life grabbing one thing after another to get a sense of security about ourselves. We attach not only to physical things or beings, but also to ideas and opinions about ourselves and the world around us. Then we grow frustrated when the world doesn’t behave the way we think it should and our lives don’t conform to our expectations, and we begin to look for something more to satisfy ur happiness.


Author: From The Beak of a Hawk

I am Trinton “TrinityHawk” Garrett, I am a guy just like every other guy. I run two businesses a freelance art business where I create Multimedia art and Indie book covers. I also am a writer of short stories, poetry, and and have been published in different alternative magazines. I suffer of chronic pain aliment Fibromyalgia and Lower back issue, as well as, a few other life time and past trails I have had to face which have made me stronger and I won't say made my life a better life, because that is all BS, but it has made me wiser. I try to use all these experiences to educate people in order to prevent the younger generation from having to suffer with and through as much.

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