Imagery in the Early Buddhist Texts

Course Home > Vedanānupassanā — Investigating Feelings

This is part 9 of a course going systematically through Bhikkhu Analayo's Excursions series. Back to part 8.

Illustration by Ayya Vimalayani aka "Ven Yodha"

We always have the option to investigate (rather than react to) our feelings: to “be with” what we experience with compassion and curiosity to learn their true character.

Suttas

Similes

Hecker similes: 11, 58, and 60.

Reflections

How does curiosity and understanding soften reactivity? How does the Buddha’s rhetoric reflect those qualities?