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Saṅkhāra — Activity

This is part 17 of a course going through the similes and metaphors of the Buddha.

Illustration by Ayya Vimalayani aka "Ven Yodha"

Our delusion tells us that we have to do something to fix the world, but in reality all our efforts are wasted if they are based in ignorance.


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Hecker similes: 64, 81 and 82.

Extra Credit

  • This sutta (part of the “Long Discourses”) is too long to assign for homework but it weaves together several important aspects of karma and sankhārā, and might be an interesting read at this point.