Must We Suffer?
Answers to Buddha, Schopenhauer, Chekhov and Other Pessimists (Vol. 2; Issue 43)
Buddha’s 2,500 year-old argument, namely that life IS suffering, sounds incontestable. His core teaching, the Four Noble Truths (Nagapriya, 2019), begins with the ineffable truth he delivered in Sarnath, India around 400 BCE.
Suffering (Sanskrit: duhkha), the Buddha proclaimed, inevitably accompanies us on our journey through life. The world of experien…
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