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

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]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Buswell & Lopez 2013.
  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.