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Dukkha definition, the first of the Four Noble Truths, that all human experience is transient and that suffering results from excessive desire and attachment.

Dukkha is described in multiple online sources, as addition to our editors' articles, see section below for printable documents, Dukkha books and related discussion.

Suggested Pdf Resources

The Three Basic Facts of Existence II: Suffering (Dukkha)
The Growth of Dukkha in the World of Today—Wealth or Wisdom? .
The Three Signata: Anicca, Dukkha, Anattā
The Three Signata: Anicca, Dukkha, Anattā.
NIBBANA by Bhikkhu Bodhi The Buddha says that he teaches only
Susila Understanding Dukkha
Sayalay Susila @ Sister Meeli's House Dana March 20 2011. Note: This One Page Dhamma has not been read nor edited by the speaker. DUKKHA.
THE SUFFERING OF SELF David R. Loy If someone asked you to
agreement that the cause of dukkha is craving, and that liberation from craving is possible They are not only related: for Buddhism the self is dukkha.

Suggested News Resources

Money Is a Concept: Pain, Hip-Hop, and Economic Soul-Sickness
Some Buddhists translate "dukkha" as craving, in factNot long ago I visited my home town of Utica for the first time in many years (I wrote about it for Tricycle magazine.) Utica's a ruined city in many ways.
Toni Bernhard Teaches Us How to be Well
In How to be Sick you refer to the Buddhist term “dukkha.” Can you explain to the readers of The Morton Report what it means and how it has helped you to cope with chronic fatigue syndrome?
Cursing your country
This theory may share some elements with the dukkha paradigm unfurled among the development thinkers during the 1990s, but it differs in one fundamental way.
Home Yoga Practice is an Exercise in Overcoming Resistance
If you have a body, Pressfield says, you are subject to the pressures of resistance: procrastination, self-judgment, dissatisfaction, the voice of darkness, misery, dukkha.
Third Noble Truth: In the Midst of Suffering, There Is Release from Suffering
Buddha taught that loss -- dukkha -- is embedded in the fabric of life. But it is when we are older that the truth of that fact truly hits home.

Suggested Web Resources

Dukkha - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An extensive discussion of "dukkha", a central term in Buddhism which is not directly translatable into English.
The First Noble Truth: The Noble Truth of dukkha
Dukkha -- What the Buddha Meant by Life Is Suffering
The First Noble Truth of Buddhism usually is translated "life is suffering." But what the Buddha said is that "Life is dukkha." And "dukkha" doesn't translate well.
Dukkha -- What Is Dukkha In Buddhism?

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