Dukkha And Joy

John Singer Sargent, (Atlantic Storm, 1876)

According to Monier-Williams in his Sanskrit-English Dictionary, duhkha means “uneasy, uncomfortable, unpleasant, difficult.”
If we give up trying to translate dukkha into one word, it could be said that it is an existential sense that things are not as they should be, which manifests in human experience in varying degrees between despair (things are vastly different from the way things should be) and a vague uneasiness (things are not quite as they should



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David Price

I write about creativity, loving, language learning and psycho/spirituality. I’m a longtime painter and reader.