HOME Korean BuddhismBuddhist Tenets

Buddhist Tenets

Suffering (고)

Pages Information

Writer Jogye Date17 Aug 2015 Read4,739 Comment0

Content

Suffering [All Experience Is Suffering]
고통(고) 

 

The first problem Buddha realized was that life is full of suffering. Suffering (dukkha) is any state wherein things do not go as one wants or expects. Birth is suffering, and so is ageing. Sickness is suffering, and so is death. These four things (birth, ageing, sickness and death) are referred to as the four kinds of suffering. In addition, separation from that which we love is suffering and so is association with that which we hate. Inability to fulfill our desires is suffering and so is the instability of the five attachments. These four kinds of psychological suffering, together with the aforementioned four, are called the eight kinds of suffering. The saying "Nirvana is bliss” is the counterpart to the saying "All experience is suffering” which is the state of those people who have not attained liberation and are dominated by craving and attachment.

 

Penetrating with clear insight that

All compound phenomena are suffering

You leave suffering far behind.

This is the way human beings become pure.

-Theragatha 677


- excerpt from Buddhist English (Elementary 2) published in 2014 by the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism​   

Comment List

No comments.

Buddhist Tenets List

Total 33. 1 page
Buddhist Tenets List
No Subject / Topic Writer Date Read
33 Diamond Sutra (금강경) 인기글 Jogye 17 Aug 2015 6,746
32 Heart Sutra(반야심경) 인기글 Jogye 17 Aug 2015 6,696
31 Theravada Buddhism (상좌부불교) 인기글 Jogye 17 Aug 2015 5,517
30 Mahayana Buddhism (대승불교) 인기글 Jogye 17 Aug 2015 5,295
29 Mirror of Seon (선가귀감) 인기글 Jogye 17 Aug 2015 5,169
28 Song of Enlightenment (증도가) 인기글 Jogye 17 Aug 2015 4,990
27 Four Noble Truths (사성제) 인기글 Jogye 17 Aug 2015 4,881
26 Noble Eightfold Path (팔정도) 인기글 Jogye 17 Aug 2015 4,852
25 Verses on the Mind of Faith (신심명) 인기글 Jogye 17 Aug 2015 4,782
24 Impermanence (무상) 인기글 Jogye 17 Aug 2015 4,781
23 Four Immeasurable Minds (사무량심) 인기글 Jogye 17 Aug 2015 4,780
22 Five Aggregates (오온) 인기글 Jogye 17 Aug 2015 4,759
>> Suffering (고) 인기글 Jogye 17 Aug 2015 4,740
20 Twelve Links of Dependent Arising (12연기) 인기글 Jogye 17 Aug 2015 4,737
19 Non-Self (무아) 인기글 Jogye 17 Aug 2015 4,680
1 2 3
Search
컨텐츠 상단으로 이동