Sutta promos - visual mnemonics

Having chanced on AN6.85 yesterday, this morning I could recall only 5 of 6 points so decided to remedy that. We all have techniques for committing things to memory; visual mnemonics appear to work well in my case. These are intended to capture the basic gist of EBTs (or parts of) which I’m ‘discovering’ during my baby steps.

Still feeling my way with Buddhist culture, hopefully this is not deemed sacrilegious.


Not to me!
Interesting that you imply the mind is in the head in your drawings.
I understand where you are coming from, as we westerners were taught that the brain is where thoughts and feelings take place (i.e. the mind resides).
However, for example, if I were to show this to my wife, who was born and raised in Thailand as a Buddhist, she would say the mind is in the chest, around where the heart is!


Then you’ve got the likes of Ajahn Brahm who tell us that the brain and the heart (and everything else) are in the mind :wink:


Oo! May I add this image to the OBU index card? I’m also a visual learner and love a good mnemonic :slightly_smiling_face:

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Of course! That’s a slick looking site (bookmarked for later investigation :slight_smile: )

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Awesome! Thanks! Would you like an attribution? If so, what name should I use?

And please let me know if you have any design feedback or ideas (large or small) re the website :slight_smile:

Negatory - I’m just a kid with a magnadoodle :slight_smile:

Going through the supermarket recently, I saw two people chatting. “Great”, I silently fumed, “but why would you stand right smack in the intersection of two aisles? How inconsiderate are you?? I mean, who does that???”. It was at this point I recalled the Acrobats simile and my ‘suffering’ assumed its correct proportion, i.e. non-existent.

(Artistic liberties have been taken)