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[doo-kuh] /ˈdu kə/

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

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

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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