Right View and the Scheme of the Four Truths in Early Buddhism − The Sayukta-āgama Parallel to the Sammādihi-sutta and the Simile of the Four Skills of a Physician

By Bhikkhu Analayo


In the present paper I explore the significance of the realization of the four truths as the fulfilment of right view attained with stream-entry, based on a translation and study of the Sayukta- āgama parallel to the Sammādihi-sutta. For a better appreciation of the scheme of the four truths, I then turn to another discourse in the same Sayukta-āgama that compares the four truths to the medical analysis carried out by a skilful physician.

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