The world is full of suffering, but why?
Muslims in Bosnia are suffering, everywhere they are suffering.
The utilitarian concludes that morality is fundamentally about the avoidance of suffering.
The conditions that make an individual are precisely those that also give rise to dissatisfaction and suffering.
Karuna is the desire to see an end to all beings’ suffering.
But, how can people believe this when suffering is such a big part of life?
What are some examples of ways that scientists are working to ease suffering?
To the suffering person suffering is solely suffering.
He said that life was full of suffering and that suffering was caused by desire and wanting things.
Well, if he fears the suffering of the lower realms for himself, what others fear is also suffering.
Not undue suffering; inexplicable, indefensible suffering to make a jacket into a luxury item and jack up the price.
Gotama taught the teachings of suffering, of the origin of suffering, of the way to relieve suffering.
When we talk of compassion, suffering is never very far away, as the origin of the word attests: the Latin compassio means “suffering with”.
The reader is informed that Septimus has been suffering greatly since returning from the war, and his suffering is something the other characters are unable to grasp.
Suffering is an inevitable part of the human condition, and the ascetic strategy is to interpret such suffering as punishment, thereby connecting it to the notion of guilt.
The idea of suffering and pain as a way to come to any kind of resolve is not my interest, but sometimes, of course, pain and suffering are unavoidable when you deal with a subject.
This objection presupposes—wrongly; see section 4.3.2—that retributivists should value the suffering of wrongdoers in the abstract, as opposed to the suffering inflicted by punishment.
Contractualism does not say that gratuitously causing suffering is not wrong until someone objects to it, or that gratuitously causing suffering would not be wrong at all if no-one happened to object to it.
Following Leiter (2002), we may call this the “Harm Puzzle,” and the puzzle is this: why should one think the general moral prescription to alleviate suffering must stop the suffering of great artists, hence stop them from producing great art?
“Some states have even adopted national definitions of torture excluding mental pain or suffering, or interpretations requiring that in order to constitute torture, mental pain or suffering must be caused by the threat or infliction of physical pain or suffering, threats of imminent death, or profound mental disruption.”
- a state of acute pain
- troubled by pain or loss
Example: suffering refugees
- misery resulting from affliction
- very unhappy; full of misery
- psychological suffering
- feelings of mental or physical pain
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Some states have even adopted national definitions of torture excluding mental pain or suffering or interpretations requiring that in order to constitute torture mental pain or suffering must be caused by the threat or infliction of physical pain or suffering threats of imminent death or profound mental disruption