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“Now this, monks, is the noble truth of suffering: birth is suffering, aging is suffering, illness is suffering, death is suffering; union with what is displeasing is suffering; seperation from what is pleasing is suffering… in brief, the five aggregates subject to clinging are suffering.”
~ The Buddha
SN 56:11

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The First Noble Truth

Bhante Y. Rahula

Where does suffering come from? Suffering caused by sense desire and the five aggregates of clinging are described. The “I” or self is an creation of the mental processes that creates separateness and suffering.

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File Size: 12 MB
Duration: 52:28
Recorded: 4-15-08
Posted: 06-10-08