New answers tagged

1

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 ...


5

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.....


3

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," "...


4

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 ...


0

According to the earliest texts The Buddha said that his teaching would eventually be counterfeited. He said that his true Dhamma would last 500 years and that it wouldn't disappear all at once but as gold disappears when counterfeit gold gets into circulation so the true Dhamma would start to disappear with the arising of the fake Dhamma. There have been ...


Top 50 recent answers are included