Samudaya sacca is the second of the four noble truths in Buddhism. It is about the origins of dukkha (suffering).


Basic terms




Etymology change

Samudaya has many meanings, but it usually means "origin" or "source." Sacca means "truth" or "reality." So because of this, Samudaya sacca means "truth of the origin of suffering." [1]

Within the four noble truths change

According to the Four Noble Truths, the origin (Samudaya) of suffering (sacca) is from cravings taught by ignorance. The craving is shown in three ways:

  • Craving for objects that give pleasurable feelings, or craving for sensory pleasures.
  • Craving to dominate others.
  • Craving to be away from the world because of painful feelings.

References change

  1. "Sanskrit Dictionary for Spoken Sanskrit".