Imagery in the Early Buddhist Texts

Course Home > Vicikicchā — Doubt

This is part 7 of a course going systematically through Bhikkhu Analayo's Excursions series. Back to part 6.

Illustration by Ayya Vimalayani aka "Ven Yodha"

While some skeptical distance and investigation are necessary to learn, endless doubt leads us nowhere.

Suttas

Similes

Hecker similes numbered: 20, 32, 41 and 76.

Reflections

What do you feel is the relationship between doubt and sloth? Which hindrance do you think the modern condition of “depression” best falls under? Why?