Imagery in the Early Buddhist Texts

Course Home > Upādāna – Grasping

This is part 14 of a course going systematically through Bhikkhu Analayo's Excursions series. Back to part 13.

Illustration by Ayya Vimalayani aka "Ven Yodha"

We grasp to the limited things of the world out of fear of falling, not realizing that it's the attachment that is hurting us.

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Suttas

Similes

Hecker similes: 2, 5, 10 and 13.

Reflections

How do these suttas encourage us to relate to fear?