Thursday, February 27, 2014

Buddha on the Ending of Suffering

"What, now, is the Noble Truth of the Ending of Suffering? It is the complete fading away and extinction of this craving, its forsaking and abandonment, liberation and detachment from it.

But where may this craving vanish, where may it be extinguished? Wherever in the world there are delightful and pleasurable things, there this craving may vanish, there it may be extinguished.

Be it in the past, present, or future, whichever disciples regard the delightful and pleasurable things in the world as impermanent (anicca), unsatisfactory (dukkha), and without a self (anatta), as diseases and cankers, it is they who overcome craving."

(Digha Nikaya 22, Tipitaka)

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