Mythological Ideas in the Suttas - Imagining a way in which they can be true


Hello friends,
Since some time I think about, how in the suttas there appear to be teachings that are in odds with science, mount meru and so on. Now I am trying a hypothesis in which these things can be understand and are also factual. For example that mount meru is the earths magnetic field.
Do you have such theories?
All the best


I comment Ven Sujato’s course on Buddhist mythology to you.

Also these search results, that include many more links.


Thank You.


Happy to be of service. This forum has been running for several years now and there’s a bit of a treasure trove hiding behind the search icon. :wink:


@AndrejDelany be careful back there! I’ve lost several hours by accidently reading too many threads following a rabbit trail. :rofl:


A few days ago, I think I went through all topics from now until the beginning and read everything I found interesting at that time. I love the forum. :slight_smile:


My working hypothesis is that the myths exhaust the questing mind, freezing it up to the point where grasping ceases. Like this:

AN7.62:2.2: I was Sakka, lord of gods, thirty-six times.

Reading this, one understands “Aww crap, I can’t even remember my last life, let alone thirty-six times Sakka. sigh. Guess I’ll just have to go back to everyday practice…being here and now without wishes in this very life…”