Here's a 2000 dharma talk by Gil Fronsdal, "Bodhisattva Vows & the Four Noble Truth." I found it very helpful how he connects the Vows and the Truths. Plus, I really relate to this quote: "How quick we are, sometimes, to latch onto objects outside of us, either as something to desire as a solution to our discomfort, or to blame for our discomfort."