Noble Truth of the Cause of Suffering (dukkha-samudaya ariya-sacca)
Alternative translations: Noble Truth of the Cause of Stress
Parent topic: Four Noble Truths
Subtopic: Craving not to become
See also: Craving
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Metta Retreat, Session 2Ajahn Pasanno – Sep. 10, 2008

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7. “What is the difference between tanha and lobha?” [Craving] [Greed] // [Pāli] [Desire] [Cause of Suffering]


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 13Ajahn Pasanno – Jan. 22, 2014

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4. “What does “the longing for the good is the cause of the trouble” mean?” [Ajahn Mun] [Craving] [Skillful qualities] [Right Effort] // [Eightfold Path] [Aggregates] [Liberation] [Self-identity view] [Virtue] [Relinquishment] [Jhāna] [Ignorance] [Cause of Suffering]

Story: Sixth Patriarch Sutra: "No mirror, no dust."

Recollection: Ajahn Chah taught you could grasp at either samut (the conventional) or vimut (the transcendant). [Ajahn Chah] [Conventions] [Unconditioned] [Clinging] [Discernment]


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 35Ajahn Pasanno – Feb. 21, 2014

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6. Comment: There can be this view that the enlightened mind doesn't have any thoughts or defilements. It's just perfectly clear and stable and there's nothing going on. [Liberation] [Directed thought and evaluation] [Unwholesome Roots] [Concentration]

Response by Ajahn Pasanno: Clear and stable and nothing going on are two different things.

Follow-up: “Does the enlightened mind not have any unwholesome thoughts or does it just not pick up unwholesome thoughts?” [Unskillful qualities] [Proliferation] [Clinging] [Cause of Suffering]

Story: A palmist looks at Ajahn Chah's hands. [Ajahn Chah] [Aversion] [Personality]


Desire or Aspiration, Session 1Ajahn Pasanno – Jun. 14, 2015

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3. “I've been confused between intention and desire. For me, desire arises from non-conceptual craving.” [Volition] [Craving] [Desire] [Language] // [Cause of Suffering] [Right Effort] [Happiness] [Kamma] [Pāli]


Desire or Aspiration, Session 2Ajahn Pasanno – Jun. 14, 2015

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5. “Do we have any control over the arising of desire?” [Volition] [Desire] // [Cause of Suffering] [Relinquishment] [Four Noble Truths] [Cessation of Suffering] [Cessation] [Pāli]


The Teaching and the Training, Session 11Ajahn Pasanno – Mar. 29, 2018

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5. “I was reading the book Hooked about desire, consumerism, and society. The author writes about the desire to know things. How does the desire to know relate to practice?” [Desire] [Monastic life] // [Cause of Suffering] [Cessation of Suffering] [Bases of Success] [Sensual desire] [Craving]

Sutta: SN 51.15: The path has an end. [Great disciples]


The New Ajahn Chah Biography, Session 3Ajahn Pasanno – Apr. 21, 2018

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4. “How can we skillfully take apart our preconceived notions and assumptions without undermining our ability to think?” [Delusion] [Knowledge and vision] [Directed thought and evaluation] // [Noble Truth of Suffering] [Cause of Suffering] [Proliferation]


Developing Skill in Reflective Meditation, Session 1Ajahn Pasanno and Ajahn Karuṇadhammo – Dec. 1, 2019

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2. “Can one bring up a theme to gain deeper understanding?” Answered by Ajahn Pasanno. [Insight meditation] [Recollection] // [Relinquishment] [Cause of Suffering] [Dependent origination] [Conditionality] [Not-self] [Long-term practice]

Quote: “Whatever is of the nature to arise is of the nature to cease.” — SN 56.11: Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta [Impermanence]