Imagery in the Early Buddhist Texts

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This is part 13 of a course going systematically through Bhikkhu Analayo's Excursions series. Back to part 12.

Illustration by Ayya Vimalayani aka "Ven Yodha"

The culmination of the path, vimutti is the heart at rest, liberated from the defilements.

Suttas

Similes

Hecker similes: 34 and 69.

Reflections

The Buddha seems to have taken pains to stress the nobility of freedom. Why?