What’s Noble about Suffering?
by Friends of Godwin
Why did the Buddha call suffering a noble truth? How does suffering become a noble truth? What is so noble about suffering?
It’s because we have to experience suffering to feel the need to be free of it. Unless we know that we are sick, the need to take medicine will not arise. There are people who are sick, but they do not know that they are sick. Hence the need to find and use the medicine does not arise. We deserve a big plus that we know there is a sickness and that we are trying to discover the medicine and use it. A big plus!