Word of the Week "Satya"

15/09/2014 09:08
Satya (सत्य) is a central concept in Indian religions.  The meaning of satya is "Parahit'artham' va'unmanaso yatha'rthatvam' satyam", i.e., satya is the benevolent use of words and the mind for the welfare of others.  In the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, it is written, “When one is firmly established in speaking truth, the fruits of action become subservient to him.  In Buddhism the term Satya is translated in English as "reality or truth" in terms of the Four Noble Truths.  'The Four Noble Truths' are the briefest synthesis of the entire teachings of Buddhism  They are the truth of suffering (mundane mental and physical phenomenon), of the origin of suffering (tanha 'pali' the craving), of the extinction of suffering (Nibbana or nirvana), and of the Eight Fold Path leading to the extinction of suffering (the eight supre-mundane mind factors).