The meaning of Thirsty in this second noble truth is not just about the dedication to desire, richness and power, but it also about the dedication to idea, dreams, perspective, theories, concepts and religious. (Tsering, 2010) Due to the analysis by Buddha, all of the disputes on this world such as quarreling at home or even world wars, are all occurred by the feeling of “Thirsty”. From this point of view, it is obvious that the essence on this world is all related to the principle of “thirsty”: When people are thirsting to improve, then it occurs war. (Engle, 2009) In fact, Buddha pointed out a point that he thinks” Human being always have the feeling which is called “unsatisfied”. That makes them to become the slave of Thirst.”(Engle, 2009)
Drive to acquire is the drive to seek, take control and retain objects and personal experiences. The drive to acquire improves one’s self-concept through relative status and recognition in the society. It is the fundamental of competition and self-esteem among human beings. Besides, this theory said that drive to acquire is insatiable because human always tends to achieve a higher position than others, and this action is not just to fulfil one’s physiological needs.
The concept that all life is suffering directly to the Hindu and Buddhist teachings have a lot in common, but they are two different religions that have different belies and teachings for their religion. They both use the same word “dukkha” in order to describe their way of suffering, but their meaning of suffering has a small difference.
Although there are different degrees of suffering, there are also positive experiences in life that we perceive as the opposite of suffering, such as ease, comfort and happiness. But as you can see these are all things that can not last forever. So when you think about it, this means we are never able to keep permanently what we strive for, and just as happy moments pass by, we ourselves and our loved ones will also pass away one day.
Suffering is the bearing of pain or distress. Most people experience suffering at some time in their life. Religions attempt to explain suffering, help people to cope with it and learn from it. For some religious people, the fact that people suffer can raise difficult questions about why God allows this to happen. In my opinion suffering is not only painful, but a lesson.
Nirvana is the ultimate goal of Theravada Buddhism. It can be attained by the cessation of duhkha, or suffering, which is the third truth of the Four Noble Truths. This suffering is caused by the human sensation of craving. One of the verses in the Dhammapada is: “If a man watches not for nirvana, his cravings grow like a creeper and he jumps from death to death like a monkey in the forest from one tree without fruit to another.” (Dhammapada, 334) This simile illustrates the proper path to the cessation of suffering because it demonstrates that craving is cause of suffering, and as long as you have and act on your cravings, you will never obtain the “fruits” of nirvana. This concept can be present in lay life, as lay people commonly act on their cravings, and can thus not reach nirvana.
Buddhism as a religion demands its followers to bring considerable psychological changes in terms of their lifestyle, thinking patterns etc. The Noble Eightfold Path discussed above, demands a major psychological change in an individual. It should be noted that this change is achievable through an individual’s own effort. Some of the main psychological aspects are clearly discussed in Buddhism including the concept of motivation, perception and cognition. Discussing the concept of motivation, Buddhism clearly defines the basic motivations behind human actions. It declares that the behavior of an unenlightened person is derived by driven by craving or desire. As discussed earlier, this craving or desire is supposed to be responsible for suffering in life. Buddhism classifies desires, craving or “tanha” in three different forms named as kama tanha (desire for sensory satisfaction), bhava tanha (desire for survival) and vibhava tanha (desire for extermination). (Davidson & Harrington)
In The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching, Thich Nhat Hanh provides a citation from the Buddha, which gives insight into the cure of our distress. “I teach only suffering and the transformation of suffering” (Thich Nhat
virtuous motivations. According to me, these certainly are noble motivations, but greed is one of the
Dukkha is experience in many ways from the pain of birth and the grief of death, to the agony of sickness to separation from that which you like or enjoy. As one of the Noble Truths proclaimed by Buddha, the middle path encounters the seven sorrowful experiences as a part of every life, but how to accept and move past these pains are truly what matters. Unlike Judaic religions where the main truth in their world is to repent for a sin that is proposed to exist even before you’re born, Buddha declares that it is in the everyday life that we must overcome the distress of craving that which we do not own.
extrinsic. We use this motivation to accomplish certain goals we set to ourselves. Every villain
Not all greed is unpleasant, there could be another view on it. We know that greed is unpleasant but
One of the most important sharing in the Buddha’s first sermon is the Four Noble Truths. The First Noble Truth is the truth of duhkha that life is dissatisfactory. The Buddha explained it from four aspects—physical changing, mental-emotional process, unpleasant things, and not processing the things one wants. The Second Noble Truth illustrates the cause of duhkha. It seems that “craving” is the cause of all sufferings. Actually, it is the idea of selfness which produces ignorance, the first constituent of the twelve nidhana, and leads to craving and thirst. The Third Noble Truth demonstrates the cessation of unsatisfactory state. According to the twelve nidhana, removing ignorance will eliminate craving and finally cease
Craving foods is a natural part of life, but why we crave is a question that is open for discussion. There are a few thoughts in the scientific circles explaining why people have cravings. Researchers believe we crave foods that are high in a specific nutrient that our body is lacking. To support this thought, if you crave a banana, some scientists say this means your body is lacking potassium. If you are craving a big bowl of potato chips, scientists would say that your body is lacking salt. All of this is wrong, it’s just a myth. After much research on the articles available in this idea, the real reason people crave is more psychological. It’s a mind game and sometimes it could even be as obscure as a childhood memory that triggers a