The core of Buddhism is known as the Four Noble Truths. They teach that all life involves suffering; that desire is the cause of suffering; that elimination of desire brings an end to suffering; and that a disciplined life conducted in accordance with the Noble Eightfold Path brings elimination of desire. The Noble Eightfold Path calls for individuals to lead balanced and moderate lives rejecting both the devotion to luxury often found in human society and the regimes of extreme asceticism favored by hermits and Jains. It demands right belief, right resolve, right speech, right behavior, right occupation, right effort, right contemplation and right meditation. They all wanted to reach nirvana which was the escape of the cycle of incarnation.