Author: Lee Gilmore

This lesson will discuss how various world religions have dealt with the question of suffering, how it is defined by different traditions.

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Terms to Know
  • Dukkha

    In Buddhism, "suffering".

  • Karuna

    In Buddhism, the practice of compassion.

  • Moksha

    In Indian religions, liberation.

  • Nirvana

    In Buddhism, liberation.

  • Noble Eightfold Path

    In Buddhism, a series of practices that lead to enlightenment and to the end of suffering.

  • Suffering

    Physical, psychological, or spiritual pain.