Someone here Posted December 19, 2022 Share Posted December 19, 2022 It's a concept known in Buddhism as dukkha, which plays an important role in buddhism. It is said to be one of the three "marks of existence" which all sentient beings experience. which are some of the core teachings in Buddhism all relate to dukkha. There are 3 aspects of dukkha: 1- the suffering of physical and mental illness, growing old, and dying;etc 2- the anxiety or stress of trying to hold onto things that are constantly changing; and 3-dissatisfaction pervading all forms of life, due to the fact that all forms of life are impermanent and constantly changing. I'm not a buddhist, so I don't have a huge amount of understanding of the subject, but I think that's a moderately correct overview of how dukkha relates to buddhism. My question: was the Buddha suggesting that ALL life is suffering and hardship? If so, why ? Because clearly there is ups and downs. Sometimes you are happy .other times you are sad . Quote Mention Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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