"Five hundred & eightieth revised edition, 1989"; Kosaido Printing Co., Tokyo, Japan; Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai (Buddhist Promoting Foundation), Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan; hardbound; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket very good; book has two gold ribbon page markers..
Includes both English (left pages) and Japanese (right pages). The Buddha's sermons and teachings pointed toward the true nature of the universe, what is known within Buddhism as the Dharma. He gave his first sermon on the outskirts of the city of Varanasi at a deer park called Sarnath. This first sermon presents an overview of suffering and the way out of suffering. It is called the “Four Noble Truths.” The Buddha is often described as a physician who first diagnoses an illness and then suggests a medicine to cure the illness. The “Four Noble Truths” follow this pattern