Buddha offered humanity an analysis for what he called the "sickness of living". The First Noble Truth
of Buddhism is that, for all of us, life is suffering. The Second Noble Truth is that we suffer for
something we desire, which can be finding a special person, or staying young. My question is: How
do these Noble Truths relate to time and space? I mean, does the epoch change the way of looking
at life? How are Buddhists so convinced that people suffer?
Their 'nobility' lies in the fact that they are not relative to time and place. It doesn't matter what 'epoch'
you live in: you get ill, you get old, and you die. This is what dukkha(badly translated as 'suffering')
means. Old age, sickness and death and do not belong to the Pure Land, which is where the
Buddhas and Bodhissatvas (potentially all beings) belong.