- The Reality of Suffering--dukkha
- The Cause of Suffering--samudaya
- The Cessation of Suffering--nirodha
- The Path to the Cessation of Suffering--magga
I have given much thought lately to the meaning of numbers. The symbolic meaning of number Four deals with stability and invokes the grounded nature of all things. Consider the four seasons, four directions, four elements all these amazingly powerful essences wrapped up in the nice square package of Four. The Christian cross is a visual representation of God setting things in order. To a Buddhist there are the Four Noble Truths.