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Dukkha

Postby SamKR » Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:54 am

Birth is dukkha, aging is dukkha, death is dukkha; sorrow, lamentation, pain, grief, & despair are dukkha; association with the unbeloved is dukkha; separation from the loved is dukkha; not getting what is wanted is dukkha; being a graduate student is dukkha. In short, the five clinging-aggregates are dukkha.
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Re: Dukkha

Postby Ben » Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:04 am

SamKR wrote:Birth is dukkha, aging is dukkha, death is dukkha; sorrow, lamentation, pain, grief, & despair are dukkha; association with the unbeloved is dukkha; separation from the loved is dukkha; not getting what is wanted is dukkha; being a graduate student is dukkha. In short, the five clinging-aggregates are dukkha.


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Re: Dukkha

Postby mikenz66 » Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:41 am

Hi Sam,

A view from the "other side":
SamKR wrote:being a graduate student is dukkha

Having students is dukkha, not having students is dukkha...

:sage:
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Re: Dukkha

Postby SamKR » Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:58 am

mikenz66 wrote:Hi Sam,

A view from the "other side":
SamKR wrote:being a graduate student is dukkha

Having students is dukkha, not having students is dukkha...

:sage:
Mike


Hello Mike,

Yes, there's much dukkha on the "other side" too.
:rofl:

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