On longer suttas, you may need to search on the page of the sutta to find the simile.
- fingernail (1)
- SN 56.51 The suffering remaining for a noble disciple is very small.
- fire (2)
- SN 56.34 We should make great effort to understand the Four Noble Truths
- SN 35.28 Although not a simile, many people will be interested in the Ādittapariyāya Sutta: Things on Fire
- firebrand (1)
- Itv 91 The monk life is useless for one who doesn't practice
- flame (2)
- flower (1)
- footprint (1)
- lake (1)
- AN 1.45 A cloudy lake is like a distracted mind
- lamp (3)
- leaf (3)
- Itv 76 Others good qualities wear off on us.
- Itv 88 Greedless person does not cling, like a water drop.
- SN 56.31 (simsapa) What the Buddha knows is much more than what he shared.
- line (1)
- AN 7.74 (drawn in water) Life is short.
- lion (1)
- lotus (1)
- SN 6.1 Different people have different chances for enlightenment
- ocean (6)
- AN 1.575 Mindfulness of the body includes all wholesome qualities.
- Itv 69 Crossing over the dangerous saṁsara.
- Itv 78 One sinks when relying on bad people.
- Itv 89 Abuse has no effect on the Buddha.
- SN 56.57, SN 56.58 The amount of suffering removed by a stream-enterer is huge.
- ox (1)
- rain (1)
- Dhp v. 13–14 Lust can get into the mind like rain through a roof.
- rice (1)
- AN 1.41–42 The mind must point in the right way to break ignorance.
- river (6)
- MN 21 Trying to burn a river is like trying to anger a mind of loving kindness
- Itv 109 Delighting in saṁsāra
- SN 56.53 Suffering abandoned by stream-enterer is huge
- SN 56.54 Suffering remaining for stream-enterer is small.
- AN 7.74 Life is short.
- rust (1)