I have been disappointed over the past thirty years to realize that NO Americans know what the 4 Noble Truths of Buddhism are. Worse yet, I am shocked at how few Buddhists even know what the 4 Truths of Buddhism are. Without mastering the 4 Truths, no one can claim to be a Buddhist. When Buddha was enlightened for the first time and became the first Buddha, he had created The 4 Noble Truths. These are the foundation of all sects of Buddhism.
When I was performing my poetry and flute in dozens of Los Angeles locations, my poetry kept coming back to these 4 Noble Truths. After a year of writing poetry to perform on various stages I’d written enough poems about Buddhism to actually explain the 4 Noble Truths. After deciding to create this first book, THE 4 NOBLE TRUTHS OF EXPLAINED BY BUDDHA Z, I mapped out the book and realized I had too many poems and the desire to go into more detail beyond my stories and explanations in a few dozen poems. This became an 8-book series in which I could use each book to explain and guide the readers to more than understand the 4 Noble Truths. My goal became to create a book series that would lead the audience to understand, experience, and actually learn how to USE the 4 Noble Truths to improve their lives.
BOOK 1: Introduction to Indian Buddhism
BOOK 2: The Noble Truth of Suffering = #1 Truth
BOOK 3: The Noble Truth of the Origin of Suffering = #2 Truth
BOOK 4: The Noble Truth of Suffering Ending = #3 Truth
BOOK 5: The Noble Truth of Living Without Suffering = #4 Truth
BOOK 6: The Path to Nirvana
BOOK 7: The Path of a Bodhisattva
BOOK 8: The Path of a Buddha
The above titles have gone through several variations and may change by the time I complete them.