Imagery in the Early Buddhist Texts

Vyāpāda — Hatred and Aversion

This is part 4 of a course going systematically through Bhikkhu Analayo's Excursions series.

Illustration by Ayya Vimalayani aka "Ven Yodha"

The opposite of love, acceptance, and compassion, vyāpāda hollows us out.

First, read Analayo’s Craving chapter 3, then:



Hecker similes numbered: 52, 61, 66 and 70.


The images here have a distinct character of disgust: charnel ground, flies, bitter seeds. How do such images encourage you to overcome aversion?