It is a man's own mind, not
his enemy or foe, that lures
The First Noble Truth teaches that life involves suffering.
The Second Noble Truth holds that all suffering is caused by selfish craving. Craving in turn is rooted in ignorance, a distorted understanding of ourselves and the world.
The Third Noble Truth states that by eliminating ignorance and craving we can overcome suffering and thereby attain true happiness and peace.
The Fourth Noble Truth is the path to freedom from suffering, namely, the Noble Eightfold Path.
First Noble Truth
Second Noble Truth