1. All living beings must endure suffering.
2. Suffering, which is caused by a desire to live, leads to reincarnation.
3. The goal of all existence is to escape from suffering and the endless cycle of reincarnation into Nirvana, which is achieved through mental and moral self-purification.
4. Nirvana is attained through and Eightfold Path, which includes rightness of belief, resolve, speech, action, livelihood, effort, thought, and meditation.
—The Four Noble Truths (via: aroomofchaos)