: mental depression or apathy caused by comparison of the actual state of the world with an ideal state etymology
: German, from Welt world + Schmerz pain
A three-part question...
1. To what extent do you, or have you, experienced weltschmerz in the past?
2. To what extent has your Dhamma practice alleviated weltschmerz?
3. To what extent has your Dhamma practice contributed towards weltschmerz?
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh
"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)
"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine