What I've been doing is when I read the word dukkha
or its English variants, and when I read the word nirodha
or it English variants, I substitute "conflict" for "dukkha
" and "resolution" for "nirodha
". Sometimes it feels right, other times, not. Try it, e.g., with the Buddha's "first sermon" (Turning The Wheel of Dhamma).
My hunch is that dukkha
as conflict/conflict as dukkha
is more salient when the stress/suffering is part of a relationship with another person. In other words, the kind
we experience in relationships (as opposed to internal conflict) is best understood as conflict.
If you look at the "twelfth link" of dependent origination, for example, you get a flavor of the different manifestations of dukkha
, and it is by no means exhaustive. And in general, dependent origination explicates the conflictual aspects of dukkha