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Four Noble Truths (Buddhism)

China sì dì
Japan shitai
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四諦 is the title of the Four Noble Truths as taught in virtually all sects of Buddhism. They are suffering (dukkha), desire (samudaya), release from desire (nirodha), and the path leading away from suffering (magga).

The suggestion behind these truths is that all things in nature suffer. All things in nature have desire. The enlightened can release themselves from the bonds of desire. And finally, once they release all desire and attachment, the enlightened will find a path that leads away from suffering.

This term is exclusively used by devout Buddhists. It is not a common term, and is remains an unknown concept to most Japanese, Chinese, and Korean people.

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Mandarin sì dì / si4 di4
Taiwan ssu ti
Japanese shitai / したい
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Chinese the Four Noble Truths (Budd.), covered by the acronym 苦集滅道: all life is suffering 苦, the cause of suffering is desire 集, emancipation comes only by eliminating passions 滅|灭, the way 道 to emancipation is the Eight-fold Noble Way 八正道
Japanese {Buddh} (See 苦集滅道) The Four Noble Truths
catvāri-ārya-satyāni; 四聖諦; 四眞諦. The four dogmas, or noble truths, the primary and fundamental doctrines of Śākyamuni, said to approximate to the form of medical diagnosis. They are pain or 'suffering, its cause, its ending, the way thereto; that existence is suffering, that human passion (taṇhā, 欲 desire) is the cause of continued suffering, that by the destruction of human passion existence may be brought to an end; that by a life of holiness the destruction of human passion may be attained'. Childers. The four are 苦, 聚 (or 集), 滅, and 道諦, i. e. duḥkha 豆佉, samudaya 三牟提耶, nirodha 尼棲陀, and mārga 末加. Eitel interprets them (1) 'that 'misery' is a necessary attribute of sentient existence'; (2) that 'the 'accumulation' of misery is caused by the passions'; (3) that 'the 'extinction' of passion is possible; (4) mārga is 'the doctrine of the 'path' that leads to the extinction of passion'. (1) 苦 suffering is the lot of the 六趣 six states of existence; (2) 集 is the aggregation (or exacerbation) of suffering by reason of the passions; (3) 滅 is nirvana, the extinction of desire and its consequences, and the leaving of the sufferings of mortality as void and extinct; (4) 道 is the way of such extinction, i. e. the 八正道 eightfold correct way. The first two are considered to be related to this life, the last two to 出世間 a life outside or apart from the world. The four are described as the fundamental doctrines first preached to his five former ascetic companions. Those who accepted these truths were in the stage of śrāvaka. There is much dispute as to the meaning of 滅 'extinction' as to whether it means extinction of suffering, of passion, or of existence. The Nirvana Sutra 18 says that whoever accepts the four dogmas will put an end to births and deaths 若能見四諦則得斷生死 which does not of necessity mean the termination of existence but that of continued transmigration. v. 滅; four [noble] truths



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Mandarin zuò sì dì / zuo4 si4 di4
Taiwan tso ssu ti
Japanese sa shitai
four created (established) noble truths



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Mandarin sì dì fǎ / si4 di4 fa3
Taiwan ssu ti fa
Japanese shitai hō
the law of the four truths



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Mandarin sì dì jīng / si4 di4 jing1
Taiwan ssu ti ching
Japanese Shitai kyō
The sutra of the four dogmas, tr. by 安世高 An Shih Kao, one juan. 四趣 Durgati; the four evil directions or destinations: the hells, hungry ghosts, animals, asuras; v. 四惡; Sūtra on the Four Noble Truths



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Mandarin yuán sì dì / yuan2 si4 di4
Taiwan yüan ssu ti
Japanese en shitai
taking the four truths as referent



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Mandarin guān sì dì / guan1 si4 di4
Taiwan kuan ssu ti
Japanese kan shitai
contemplate the four truths



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Mandarin sì zhǒng sì dì / si4 zhong3 si4 di4
Taiwan ssu chung ssu ti
Japanese sh ishu shitai
four interpretations of Four [Noble] Truths



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Mandarin ān lì sì dì / an1 li4 si4 di4
Taiwan an li ssu ti
Japanese anryū shitai
established four truths



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Mandarin yǒu zuò sì dì / you3 zuo4 si4 di4
Taiwan yu tso ssu ti
Japanese usa shitai
four constructed (established, created) noble truths



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Mandarin wú zuò sì dì / wu2 zuo4 si4 di4
Taiwan wu tso ssu ti
Japanese musa shitai
four unconstructed noble truths



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Mandarin wú shēng sì dì / wu2 sheng1 si4 di4
Taiwan wu sheng ssu ti
Japanese mushō shi no tai
Four Truths as non-arising (and non-perishing)



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Mandarin wú liáng sì dì / wu2 liang2 si4 di4
Taiwan wu liang ssu ti
Japanese muryō shitai
four truths as immeasurable



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Mandarin xiàn guān sì dì / xian4 guan1 si4 di4
Taiwan hsien kuan ssu ti
Japanese genkan shitai
through the realization of the four noble truths



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Mandarin shēng miè sì dì / sheng1 mie4 si4 di4
Taiwan sheng mieh ssu ti
Japanese shōmetsu shitai
Four Truths as arising-and-perishing



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Mandarin fó shuō sì dì jīng / fo2 shuo1 si4 di4 jing1
Taiwan fo shuo ssu ti ching
Japanese Bussetsu shitai kyō
Sūtra on the Four Noble Truths



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Mandarin wú shēng wú miè sì dì / wu2 sheng1 wu2 mie4 si4 di4
Taiwan wu sheng wu mieh ssu ti
Japanese mushō mumetsu shitai
Four Truths as non-arising (and non-perishing)

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Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Four Noble Truths (Buddhism)四諦
shitaisì dì / si4 di4 / si di / sidissu ti / ssuti
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