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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.
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Origin of dukkha

From Pali
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Historical Examples of dukkha

  • Dukkha is the contrary of this: uneasiness, discomfort, difficulty.

    Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3)

    Charles Eliot

British Dictionary definitions for dukkha


  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 existenceSanskrit word: duhkha Compare anata, anicca
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Word Origin for dukkha

Pali, literally: suffering, illness
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