Imagery in the Early Buddhist Texts

Course Home > Sakkāyadiṭṭhi - Self View

This is part 15 of a course going systematically through Bhikkhu Analayo's Excursions series. Back to part 14.

Illustration by Ayya Vimalayani aka "Ven Yodha"

The self is an assumption we construct from our dreams.

Suttas

Similes

Hecker similes: 3, 18, 24 and 25.

Reflections

How can these suttas help us differentiate between self-compassion and self-indulgence?