tanha

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Etymology[edit]

From Pali taṇhā.

Noun[edit]

tanha (uncountable)

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  1. (Buddhism) Cravings; desires.
    • 2009 May 10, “Enlightenment Therapy”, in New York Times[1]:
      The Buddhist concept of tanha, for example — roughly translated as “blind demandingness” — encapsulates many tenets of R.E.B.T. and points the way toward emotional equanimity: stop asking more of the universe than it can possibly deliver.

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