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Please remember that Discovering Theravada is primarily intended to be a well-cited and relatively standard resource of posts with reference to an OP; discussions of translation issues for the term 'dukkha' will ideally be submitted alongside citations/further reading.
For example: translating the term 'dukkha'
"And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]
"And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.
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