Similes & Metaphors

Timothy C. Cahill tccahill at LOYNO.EDU
Wed Aug 2 23:20:29 UTC 2000


   The most relevant reference I've found on this is:

Rhys Davids -- "Similes in the Nikaayas: A Classified Index." Journal of
the Pali Text Society (1906-07), pp. 52-251 and (1908), pp. 180-188.

A related work which might be useful is Heramba Nath Chatterjee's
*Comparative Studies in Pali and Sanskrit Alankaaras* (Part
One) Calcutta: Sanskrit Pustak Bhander, 1960. [This has a separate section
on Upamaa.]

   I have perhaps 20 other references which are less closely related to
this topic, and those interested could contact me directly for
those. Sorry for the untimely response, but I'm on vacation!

Tim Cahill

On Wed, 19 Jul 2000, Stephen Hodge wrote:

> Many Indian philosophical texts have a liking for similes and
> metaphors to illustrate the point in hand -- certainly Buddhist texts
> I read have a great number of these.  Some are well-known stock
> similes but others are more unusual.   I was wondering if anybody has
> researched or compiled a list of such similes ?
> Best wishes,
> Stephen Hodge

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