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  • n. the three main types of pain, suffering, or stress: physical and mental, impermanence, and conditioned states


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From Pali


  • Nik. 44 the word dukkha is replaced by sakkâya, individuality, which is apparently regarded as equivalent in meaning.

    Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 1

  • The word dukkha etymologically means a 'bitter space' and this seems to me to have echoes in such ideas as 'the dark night of the soul'.


  • I have always like comparing this to the Buddhist concept of "dukkha" or unsatisfactoriness, disquieted, uneasy .... the inherent wrongness of conscious life.

    Karen Kisslinger: Is Human Life a Mental Illness?

  • Adherents claim that Buddhism is a very practical philosophy, which teaches us to focus our attention on personal experience, to determine what is the cause of our discontents ( "dukkha") and to find a way to liberate ourselves from these, all the while expressing "metta", which is universal, unconditional love, and "karuna", which roughly translates to "compassion", towards others.

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  • One of the perennial problems in the interpretation of Buddhism is to fathom what Shakyamuni meant by "dukkha".


  • The Pali word is 'dukkha', and it does not just mean the agony of the body.

  • Jaed Muncharoen Coffin: On the dukkha of bi-racial identity

    Shambhala SunSpace » Andrea Miller

  • Jaed Muncharoen Coffin, author of A Chant to Soothe Wild Elephants, explores with us the dukkha of bi-racial identity.

    Shambhala SunSpace » Andrea Miller

  • Siddhartha taught that moral responsibility was an important tool for the prevention of dukkha or suffering.

    Shambhala SunSpace » Andrea Miller

  • "Lack" he says, "is my interpretation of the dukkha (suffering) that occurs due to our discomfort with and resistance to our shunyata (emptiness)."

    John Seed: Selling Iowa's Pollock Mural: A Zen Buddhist Perspective


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