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dukkha

[doo-kuh] /ˈdu kə/
noun, Buddhism.
1.
the first of the Four Noble Truths, that all human experience is transient and that suffering results from excessive desire and attachment.
Origin of dukkha
< Pali
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dukkha

/ˈdukə/
noun
1.
(in Theravada Buddhism) the belief that all things are suffering, due to the desire to seek permanence or recognize the self when neither exist: one of the three basic characteristics of existence Sanskrit word duhkha Compare anata, anicca
Word Origin
Pali, literally: suffering, illness
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noun

in Buddhism, the first of the Four Noble Truths, that life is constantly changing and therefore full of suffering, specif. due to attachment and excessive desire; an understanding that the nature of life is suffering and impermanence; also written duhkha , dukkhata

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The other three Noble Truths explain the origins of dukkha and the means for eliminating dukkha.

Word Origin

Sanskrit, Pali translated variously, including'truth, the truth of suffering'

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