What Are the Essentials of the Buddha Dhamma?

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As was mentioned before, the purpose of Sakyamuni’s renouncing the world was to strive for a way of deliverance from the sufferings of birth, old age, illness and death. Many contemporaneous religious schools in India also strove for the ideal of final deliverance. Simply put, the essentials of Buddhist doctrines may be summarized as the Four Noble Truths: the Suffering of All Existence, the Cause of Suffering, the Extinction of Suffering. In fact, all the numerous and voluminous Buddhists texts do not go beyond the Four Noble Truths. However, the fundamental principle on which the Four Noble Truths are based is the Theory of Dependent Origination. All Buddhist doctrines flow from this fountainhead—the Theory of Dependent Origination. (From Essentials of Buddhism: Questions and Answers)

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