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Samatha & Vipassanā — Tranquility & Insight

This is part 21 of a course going through the similes and metaphors of the Buddha.

Illustration by Ayya Vimalayani aka "Ven Yodha"

There is no meditation for he who lacks wisdom, nor wisdom for he who lacks meditation. He who has both indeed is close to Nibbana. ~ Dhp 372


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Hecker similes: 6, 36, 49 and 65.


Just as a rabbit cannot compare to an elephant, nor can any metal compare to gold, the “plowing” of tranquility and insight is incomparable in the world.