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I think the closest fit to dukkha in English is the word 'discontent'. The essential idea behind dukkha is a mismatch between what is and what ought to be. To use the classic examples, we think we should have been born into a better condition; we think we should always be healthy; we think we should always be young and vital; we think we should live forever.....


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As i understand it Dukkha can be derived from the Sanskrit kha, one meaning of which is some sort of opening, ie 'the axle-hole of a wheel', and the antithetic prefix Duk. Meaning that if you were given a wheel to try for a fit and having tried putting it on your chariot axle you would see that the wheel's 'kha' is a bad fit. Someone would then ask you if ...


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I'm not sure who wrote the short introduction at the top of the Dukkha page of AccessToInsight.org but it is a very appropriate comment to your question: No single English word adequately captures the full depth, range, and subtlety of the crucial Pali term dukkha. Over the years, many translations of the word have been used ("stress," "...


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I hope you don't mind if I give you an answer through different angle(Islamic angle). 'Sukkha means good news and dukkha means warnings' We have sent you ╦╣O Prophet╦║ only as a deliverer of good news and a warner to all of humanity, but most people do not know - Quran 34:28 In Islam, every messenger which was sent by God came with Sukkha and dukkha. Seeing ...


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Additional site for sutta crossreferencing. https://palistudies.blogspot.com/2018/05/navigating-sutta-numbering-schemes.html https://palistudies.blogspot.com/2020/02/sutta-number-to-pts-reference-converter.html


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