Four Noble Truths
Ven. Sariputta describes the Four Noble Truths using traditional canonical phrases:
- suffering (dukkha) is birth, aging, sickness, death, ... in short, the five aggregates of clinging.
- the origin of suffering (dukkhasamudaya) is craving (tanha) ... for sensual pleasures, being and non-being.
- the cessation of suffering (dukkhanirodha) is ... the letting go and rejecting of craving.
- the way leading to the cessation of suffering (dukkhanirodhagāminī paṭipadā) is the Noble Eightfold Path (ariyo aṭṭhaṅgiko maggo).
Understanding suffering, its origin, cessation and the way leading to its cessation, the noble disciple abandons greed, aversion, conceit and ignorance, arouses wisdom, ends suffering and is one of right view.
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