The Fifth Posture
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The Fifth Posture

The Buddha, the Mother, and the Four Noble Truths

How can something so beautiful be tinged with such sorrow?

Photo by Gage Walker on Unsplash

With thanks to An Idea (by Ingenious Piece) who first published this story.

Earlier this week, a woman I sat with shared her visceral experience of the Buddha’s First Noble Truth, though she didn’t begin by feeling very noble. For the first time, she was admitting out loud to another person —…

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