The Noble Truth is the first Dhamma explained by The Buddha to His Disciples. It consists of:
- The truth is Suffering (Dukkha in Pali term)
Meaning that being born is a Dukkha (Pali word means Suffering). It may sound pessimistic but many time the Truth is like a bitter pill. Since any living being could not escape from Birth, Being Old, Contracted a disease/diseases and Death. In addition, The Buddha told His Disciples Three other kind of Suffering, which are the followings:
– Association with the Unpleasant
– Separation from the beloved
– Not to obtain one’s desire
In brief, Grasping is Suffering.
- The cause of suffering (Samudaya in Pali term)
is basically is the Craving feeling. For example craving of sensual pleasure, existence and non-existence.
- The cessation of suffering (Nirodha in Pali term)
is the complete extinction of that Craving by giving it up, detach and liberate from it.
- The path leading to the cessation of suffering (Magga in Pali term)
That is The Eight-fold Path.
That said, let’s look at The Eight-fold Path which The Buddha suggested to his disciples.