Four Noble Truths - Translation of Pali Terms

Translation of Pali Terms

The Pali wordings of the four noble truths can be translated as:

  1. Dukkha - "uneasy"; "unsteady, disquieted"; unsatisfactoriness.
  2. Dukkha Samudaya - "arising", "coming to existence"; the origination of Dukkha.
  3. Dukkha Nirodha - to confine, release; "control or restraint"; the cessation of Dukkha.
  4. Dukkha Nirodha Gamini Patipada - Gamini: leading to, making for - Patipada: road, path, way; the means of reaching a goal or destination - The way of practice leading to the cessation of Dukkha.

The Pali terms ariya sacca(Sanskrit: arya satya) are commonly translated as "noble truths". Arya means "noble", "not ordinary"; sacca means "truth" or "reality".

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