Imagery in the Early Buddhist Texts

Sakkāyadiṭṭhi - Self View

This is part 15 of a course going systematically through Bhikkhu Analayo's Excursions series.

Illustration by Ayya Vimalayani aka "Ven Yodha"

The self is an assumption we construct from our dreams.

Suttas

Similes

Hecker similes: 3, 18, 24 and 25.

Reflections

How can these suttas help us differentiate between self-compassion and self-indulgence?