[Buddha-l] the 4 ages: age of alone

JKirkpatrick jkirk at spro.net
Sun Jun 20 19:12:55 MDT 2010

The 'home' part is more poetic than literal, could suggest
places, people, events, things even--but the 'algia' aspect is
not poetic at all. It's the pain of loss, distance, the passed
years-----one can go deep into its abyss, but best if one does
not, eh?

On Jun 20, 2010, at 18:22, "JKirkpatrick" <jkirk at spro.net> wrote:
> Nostalgia is craving........

Etymologically, algia means pain (dukkha). The word literally
means the pain of returning home. Pain, of course is
overdetermined. It can be caused by desire, but desire is not
necessary. The pain of returning home could be caused by memories
that home was an awful place to be in the first place.


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