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The 3 kinds of Craving (Tanhã)
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These are the three kinds of craving!
This Noble 8-fold Way is to be developed for the direct experience of these three kinds of craving, for the full understanding of them, for their complete elimination, and for their final overcoming, abandoning and leaving all behind. The Noble 8-fold Way is developed for the ceasing of all craving!
- 1: The first kind of sensual craving for sights, sounds, smells, flavours, touches, thoughts and mental states is fairly obvious, yet still tenacious...
- 2: The second craving is for becoming things such as: Rich, famous, praised, satisfied, beautiful, young, painless, healthy, strong, respected… etc…
- 3: The third kind of craving is for not becoming things such as: Sick, poor, criticized, despised, weak, ugly, afflicted, lonely, unsuccessful, dead. etc…
This is the 2nd Noble Truth! Craving means: All kinds of lust, desire, hunger, thirst, longing, urging, yearning for, attraction to, hankering, and hoping for. Ceasing of all Craving is ceasing of Suffering! This is the 3rd Noble Truth!