Imagery in the Early Buddhist Texts

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This is part 17 of a course going systematically through Bhikkhu Analayo's Excursions series. Back to part 16.

Illustration by Ayya Vimalayani aka "Ven Yodha"

Suttas

Similes

Hecker similes: 64, 81 and 82.

Extra Credit

  • This sutta (part of the “Long Discourses”) is too long to assign for homework but it weaves together several important aspects of karma and sankhārā, and might be an interesting read at this point.