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In Buddhism, nirodha, "cessation," "extinction," or "suppression,"[1] refers to the cessation or renoumcing of craving and desire. It is the third of the Four Noble Truths, stating that dukkha ceases when craving and desire are renounced. [1]

According to Thubten Chodron, Nirodha is the final disappearance of all bad experiences and their causes in such a way that they can no longer occur again.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Buswell & Lopez 2014, p. "nirodha".
  2. ^ Thubten Chodron. Articles & Transcripts of Teachings on Lamrim: The Gradual Path to Enlightenment. Dharma Friendship Foundation. (The Twelve Links, part 2 of 5)


  • Ajahn Sumedho (2002), The Four Noble Truths, Amaravati Publications
  • Buswell, R.E.; Lopez, D.S. (2013). "nirodha". The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism. Princeton University Press. p. 588. ISBN 978-1-4008-4805-8.