Four Friendly Fun Facts: The Four Noble Truths – Ep. 264
In this episode Robert Thurman share’s his thoughts on the First Turning of the Wheel of Dharma, the holiday celebrations that mark the occasion of the Buddha’s initial public teachings and the inherent fun and friendly nature of the wisdom and compassion found in the Four Noble Truths.
Recorded on Chokhor Duchen to celebrate the Buddha’s Heart Sutra or Prajnaparamita teaching, The Four Noble Truths they contain, and the launch of Professor Thurman’s new book “Wisdom Is Bliss: Four Friendly Fun Facts That Can Change Your Life” Available from Hay House on August, 3rd, 2021.
This episode explores the Four Noble Truths as a joyful exploration into the nature of reality through Buddha’s threefold curriculum of “super-education” and the Eight Fold Path.
From the book:
“Buddha had to be an educator, rather than a prophet or religion founder, since he had achieved his goal of exact and complete understanding of reality by using reason, experiments to open his own mind, and vision to do so. From his own experience, he could help [others] as a teacher by streamlining the process. He could not just transplant his realization into their minds. They could not get their own realizations just by believing whatever he said. He could only provide them with a prospect of full realization along a path of learning and experiencing they could follow-they would have to travel on their own.
This book is your invitation to travel that same road. Deeply felt and bracingly direct, it doesn’t teach about the teaching-it is the teaching. Get ready to get real, and have fun along the way, as you chart a path to reliable, lasting happiness.”
To learn more about “Wisdom is Bliss”, Available as a Kindle E-Book and in hardcover through Hay House, Please visit www.bobthurman.com.
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The songs “Trance Tibet” & ‘Dancing Ling’ by Tenzin Choegyal from the album ‘Heart Sutra‘ (2004) by Ethno Super Lounge are used on the Bob Thurman Podcast with artist’s permission, all rights reserved.