Suffering: part one

We’re back! And we’re talking about suffering! We start with the problem of translation — duhkha as suffering, unrest, un- or dis-satisfactoriness, and so forth. Basically, something’s not quite right. How does this fit in with the Four Noble Truths? What is the cause of suffering? What are the different types of suffering? Today we talk about this “basic” Buddhist doctrine that is, at the same time, an extremely high level teaching that points to the fundamental existential problem of human life.

Books mentioned in this episode:
Walpola Rahula, What the Buddha Taught
Ron Epstien, ed., Buddhism A to Z