Journal of Buddhist Ethics

An online journal of Buddhist scholarship related to ethics.

The Four Realities True for Noble Ones

ISSN 1076-9005
Volume 22, 2015

The Four Realities True for Noble Ones: A New Approach to the Ariyasaccas

Ven. Pandita (Burma)
University of Kelaniya

Peter Harvey recently argued that the term sacca of ariyasacca should be interpreted as “reality” rather than as “truth,” the common rendition. In this paper, although I basically agree with him, I see quite different implications and come to a wholly new interpretation of the four ariyasaccas.

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Review: The Four Noble Truths

ISSN 1076—9005
Volume 8, 2001

Pain and its Ending: The Four Noble Truths in the Theravada Buddhist Canon. Edited by Carol S. Anderson. Richmond, Surrey: Curzon Press, 1999, xi + 255 pages, ISBN: 0-7007-1065-5, US $55.00.

Reviewed by L. S. Cousins

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