Unwanted suffering is like an illness, causes are like the incorrect food or conduct that caused the illness, cessation is like the pacification of the suffering of the illness, and path is like the medicine that brings healing of suffering.

From Precious Teachings, by Khenpo Karten Rinpoche, page 38 in print version (page 44 in PDF version), “Essence of Buddhism as Related to the Four Noble Truths.” 

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