Imagery in the Early Buddhist Texts

Samādhi — Immersion

This is part 22 of a course going systematically through Bhikkhu Analayo's Excursions series.

Illustration by Ayya Vimalayani aka "Ven Yodha"

Also sometimes translated as "concentration," samādhi is a special state of consciousness where the mind is unbiased by greed, aversion, sloth, restlessness, or doubt.

Suttas

Similes

Hecker similes: 26, 62, and 74.

Reflection

Taming the monkey mind is no simple feat!