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dukkha

[ doo-kuh ]
/ ˈdu kə /
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noun Buddhism.

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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British Dictionary definitions for dukkha

dukkha
/ (ˈdukə) /

noun

(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
Pali, literally: suffering, illness
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