Imagery in the Early Buddhist Texts

Viveka — Seclusion

This is part 23 of a course going systematically through Bhikkhu Analayo's Excursions series.

Illustration by Ayya Vimalayani aka "Ven Yodha"

There is a time for learning from others, but the real work of englightenment happens privately. But even privacy is an inferior form of seclusion compared with inner seclusion from the senses.

Suttas

Similes

Hecker similes: 15, 33, and 59.

Reflection

How is samādhi related to character?