Sunday, August 19, 2007

'gog pa - The Cessation of Suffering

We are now entering the third of the four noble truths. This is 'gog pa - the truth of the cessation. With cessation here it means cessation of suffering.

'gog pa is cessation, annihilation. 'gog is a verb, to stop, to hinder, or to end.

The core of Buddhist teachings is to point out the suffering, but also how to end it. Which makes it actually a very positive message, even if we dwelt a long time with all the issues related to suffering.

We will go next through various key concepts behind the end of suffering.

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