The Four Noble Truths

by Ajahn Sumedho | 2004 | 22,385 words

A collection of talks dealing with understanding and practicing the Four Noble Truths. The Four Noble Truths refer to a basic concept within Buddhism. In short, they refer to: dukkha (“suffering”); samudaya (“arising”); nirodha (“cessation”); marga (“the path”)....

Chapter 4 - The Fourth Noble Truth

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What is the Noble Truth of the Way Leading to the Cessation of Suffering?
It is this Noble Eightfold Path, that is to say:
Right View, Right Intention, Right Speech,
Right Action, Right Livelihood,
Right Effort, Right Mindfulness and Right Concentration.
There is this Noble Truth of the Path leading to the Cessation of Suffering:
such was the vision, insight, wisdom, knowing
and light that arose in me about things not heard before.
This Noble Truth must be penetrated to by cultivating the Path ...
This Noble Truth has been penetrated to by cultivating the Path:
such was the vision, insight, wisdom, knowing
and light that arose in me about things not heard before.

[Samyutta Nikaya LVI, II]

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