Last summer he wrote an article for the BCBS online publication Full Moon Insight Journal exploring the bold statement that what we regard as self cannot be understood on its own without metaphor.
Metaphor was important to the Buddha’s Teachings. The sutras of the Pali Canon contain 1,000 different teaching metaphors from elephants to water. Metaphor was a way of connecting with the audience to make the teachings accessible, lively, and memorable.
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