Truth of Suffering; 1 Definition(s)


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Truth of Suffering:—A technical term in Buddhism corresponding to the Sanskrit duḥkhasatya defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 97):

  1. Relating to impermanence (anityatā),
  2. Relating to suffering (duḥkhata),
  3. Relating to emptiness (śūnyata),
  4. Relating to no-self (anātmata).

The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., ‘truth of suffering’). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

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