Imagery in the Early Buddhist Texts

Course Home > Thīnamiddha — Sloth and Torpor

This is part 5 of a course going systematically through Bhikkhu Analayo's Excursions series. Back to part 4.

Illustration by Ayya Vimalayani aka "Ven Yodha"

A lazy person will find any excuse to slack off and not strive for liberation.

Analayo’s Craving chapter 4

Suttas

Similes

Read Hecker similes numbered: 21, 50, 54 and 75.

Reflections

What rhetorical strategies does the Buddha employ to combat sloth?