Dukkha can be eliminated temporarily.

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SarathW
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Dukkha can be eliminated temporarily.

Post by SarathW » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:33 am

Dukkha can be eliminated temporarily.
I think Dukkha can be eliminated temporarily in many ways.
Providing food, clothes, shelter, and medicine is one way to do this.
Are there anything else we can do to eliminate the Dukkha of ourselves and others.
Did Buddha talk about this?
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: Dukkha can be eliminated temporarily.

Post by Sam Vara » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:15 am

SarathW wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:33 am
Dukkha can be eliminated temporarily.
I think Dukkha can be eliminated temporarily in many ways.
Providing food, clothes, shelter, and medicine is one way to do this.
Are there anything else we can do to eliminate the Dukkha of ourselves and others.
Did Buddha talk about this?
I think the dukkha of pain (dukkha-dukkhata) can be eliminated temporarily, as hurting goes away. But the dukkha of fading or unstable pleasant and neutral feelings (viparinama-dukkhata) and the dukkha of conditionality (sankhara-dukkhata) are not so tractable.

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Re: Dukkha can be eliminated temporarily.

Post by SarathW » Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:56 pm

:goodpost: Sam
Only very few understand the Sankhaara-dukkhataa.
I think that is the worst of all as we even do not know that is there.
https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitak ... .wlsh.html
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: Dukkha can be eliminated temporarily.

Post by JamesTheGiant » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:54 am

Dukkha cannot be eliminated temporarily.
Not until stream entry at least. And not permanently until Arahat.
Every moment of existence has dukkha in it, like a sound or pain you didn't know was there until it went away.

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Re: Dukkha can be eliminated temporarily.

Post by SarathW » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:57 am

And not permanently until Arahat.
Arahant experience (dukkha-dukkhata).
For instance bodily pain.
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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