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A basic unsatisfactoriness that pervades all forms of existence, because all forms of life are changing, impermanent and without any inner core or substance.
According to the Third Noble Truth, freedom from the unsatisfactoriness of existence is found by extinguishing desire, which means the cessation of all attachment to being, all clinging aimed at self-possession.
Consequently, we come to expect the recurring unsatisfactoriness of life and learn to make our peace with it.
Just as the exquisite furniture is called in to replace the unsatisfactoriness of the guests and the social-welfare machine renders superfluous too personal an engagement in other's fates, so this innocent paradisiac ideal, from which all complexities, uncertainties, disappointments are banished, comes to serve in lieu of spiritual ideals which, in other lands, it may be, hardly envisage perfection, but humbly strive within the terms of man's ordinary condition.
Enjoyable to read, and even at times as delightful as her best short stories, Anderson's novel reminds me in its pleasurable unsatisfactoriness of Renee's Daisy and Lily (Penguin), a wonderfully fluent narrative that has the slightly untidy feel of autobiography.
The cost of refusing to take the high referential road in the defence of the humanistic value of literature, and electing instead to travel, in the company of the authors, the low road of finding significance in literature without cognitive value, is brought on in the unsatisfactoriness of some of the illustrations from literature with which the authors seek to support their approach in the third part of the book.
Its pervasive theme is the unsatisfactoriness of monolithic accounts of rationality.
At what might be termed the macrostructural level, I will be taking on the controversial problem of the sequence as such: the sporadic unsatisfactoriness of the 1609 Quarto order is occasioned, I will argue, by the poet's narcissistic use of language.
points out the unsatisfactoriness of a concept (nation) that may be defined by language, government, or other factors but then asserts that "the true makers of national literature are the actions and thoughts of the nation itself" (p.
18) Garfield has pointed out the unsatisfactoriness of this response: "Aside from the odd historical problems this [i.
69-72) seem to suggest a degree of interchangeability between the unsatisfactoriness of nature, that is, what is experienced by all due to the (flawed) design of the endless circularity of pain and the individually experienced pain of Philomela.
Eventually, in the formula of conditioned genesis, this ignorance leads to thirst or craving, which in turn necessarily leads to the suffering and unsatisfactoriness that characterize the experience of the unawakened.