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What does dispassion and dukkha mean?

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What does dispassion and dukkha mean?

Postby sundara » Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:52 am

What does dispassion and dukkha mean, in Buddhism?

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Re: What does dispassion and dukkha mean?

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Re: What does dispassion and dukkha mean?

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Sep 30, 2009 3:44 am

Bang-bang.... nice work Mike. :thumbsup:

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Re: What does dispassion and dukkha mean?

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Re: What does dispassion and dukkha mean?

Postby Sanghamitta » Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:13 am

The translation of the Anguttara Nikaya reminded me of a lovely free interpretation by Luang Por Sumedho in which he said " If this world were any less a source of suffering we would have no incentive to understand the source of that suffering. If were any more a source of suffering we would be too crushed to raise the effort. As it is , its just right ."

Incidentally " dispassion" seems to me as a translation to be very pastel shaded.
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Re: What does dispassion and dukkha mean?

Postby rowyourboat » Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:40 pm

dispassion-viraga is a state of mind reached in the progress of vipassana. It forms one of the mind states which progressed from seeing the three characteristics (anicca,dukkha, anatta)--> revulsion/disenchantment (nibbida)-->dispassion (viraga)-->cessation (nirodha)-->vimutti (release). Even though the purifications become popular as a way of expressing progress in the path after writing of the visuddhimagga, this is the most common method it is expressed in the suttas.
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