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Two basics on which most Buddhists agree are:


Good point, . You know, right?, that this is an adjunct to a book, which takes great care to do so -- but it slipped my attention in posting it in cyberspace. Hopefully, it will be ameliorated when I develop the web pages here in Dharma Door for each of these iitems.

Meanwhile, Buddha, from budh (Sanskrit), to awaken; the one who awakened, and who awakens us in this life. Dharma, meaning truth, and the way to the truth (or, to put it another way, the truth, and all that to which it pertains); also, the teaching of the Buddha. Sangha is the community, the community that lives by the dharma.

Dukkha is translated as everything from dissatisfactory to anguish, pain and suffering, grief. Dissatisfaction might be good enough.

-- gary (, March 24, 2002.

I agree :-)

-- Cole Smith (, November 14, 2001.

A suggestion: For the lurkers who pass this way howabout parenthetically including the english translation of the sanskrit words.

-- lurker (, March 24, 2002.

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