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Dukkha – Three Suttas
Dukkha is one aspect of Anicca, Anatta, and Dukkha – the Three Marks Of Human Existence. The purpose of the Buddha’s Dhamma is to understand and abandon the clinging of views ignorant of Four Noble Truths onto impermanent and impersonal phenomena. It is the role of true vipassana, true introspective insight into these Three Marks that is developed through the Eightfold Path. Vipassana – Introspective Insight
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My Dhamma articles and talks are based on the Buddha's teachings (suttas) as preserved in the Sutta Pitaka, the second book of the Pali Canon. I have relied primarily on Thanissaro Bhikkhu’s excellent and insightful translation of the Pali generously made freely available at his website Dhammatalks.org, as well as the works of Acharya Buddharakkhita, Nyanaponika Thera, John Ireland, Maurice Walsh, Hellmuth Hecker, and Sister Khema, among others, as preserved at Access To Insight.
Also, I have found Bhikkhu Bodhi's translations from Wisdom Publications Pali Canon Anthologies to be most informative and an excellent resource.
I have made edits to the suttas from these sources for further clarity, to modernize language, to minimize repetition, and maintain contextual relevance to Dependent Origination and Four Noble Truths.
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