Nirodha sacca

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Template:See Template:Buddhist term Nirodha sacca (Pali, also nirodha saccã; Sanskrit: nirodha satya) — is the third of the four noble truths within Buddhist tradition. Nirodha means "cessation" or "extinction", and sacca means "truth" or "reality". Thus, nirodha sacca is typically translated as the "truth of cessation" or "truth of the cessation of suffering." It refers specifically to the cessation of dukkha (suffering) and its causes; the experience of this cessation is referred to as nirvana.

Nirodha sacca refers to "the cessation of all the unsatisfactory experiences and their causes in such a way that they can no longer occur again. It’s the removal, the final absence, the cessation of those things, their non-arising."[1] According to the Buddhist point of view, once we have developed a genuine understanding of the causes of suffering, such as craving (tanha) and ignorance (avijja), then we can completely eradicate these causes and thus be free from suffering.[2]

Within the discources

Remainderless fading and cessation

"And this, monks, is the noble truth of the cessation of dukkha: the remainderless fading & cessation, renunciation, relinquishment, release, & letting go of that very craving." — SN 56.11[web 1]


Nirodha can have the following meanings:

  • cessation
  • extinction
  • the cessation of Dukkha
  • release[3]
  • "control or restraint";[4]


Web references

  1. The Third Noble Truth, Access to Insight




External links

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