Buddha is often compared to a great physician, and his teachings are compared to medicine. Which among the following noble truth is analogous to prognosis in medicine?
In the Buddhist tradition, the Buddha is often compared to a great physician, and his teachings are compared to medicine. The teachings on the four noble truths in particular are related to a medical diagnosis, as follows:
- Dukkha: identifying the illness and the nature of the illness (the diagnosis)
- Dukkha Samudaya: identifying the causes of the illness (the etiology)
- Dukkha Nirodha: identifying a cure for the illness (the prognosis)
- Magga: recommending a treatment for the illness that can bring about a cure (the prescription)
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