The Dhamma in Seven Words

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The Dhamma in Seven Words

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:22 am

Jane Hirshfield:

Everything changes, everything is connected; pay attention.

Any others in seven words (more or less)?
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

dheamhan a fhios agam
Damned if I know.

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson

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Re: The Dhamma in Seven Words

Postby nathan » Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:54 am

disciple

in five

mindful acceptance, understanding and release

bodhisatta

in three

to boldly stay


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metta & upekkha
But whoever walking, standing, sitting, or lying down overcomes thought, delighting in the stilling of thought: he's capable, a monk like this, of touching superlative self-awakening. § 110. {Iti 4.11; Iti 115}

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Re: The Dhamma in Seven Words

Postby Individual » Thu Jun 25, 2009 7:49 am

Words are too much and not enough.
The best things in life aren't things.

The Diamond Sutra

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Re: The Dhamma in Seven Words

Postby Guy » Thu Jun 25, 2009 7:50 am

Do Good,
Avoid Evil,
Purify the Mind.
Four types of letting go:

1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

- Ajahn Brahm

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Re: The Dhamma in Seven Words

Postby nathan » Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:28 am

in three

what arises, passes
:anjali:
But whoever walking, standing, sitting, or lying down overcomes thought, delighting in the stilling of thought: he's capable, a monk like this, of touching superlative self-awakening. § 110. {Iti 4.11; Iti 115}

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Re: The Dhamma in Seven Words

Postby genkaku » Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:52 am

It's not something else.

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Re: The Dhamma in Seven Words

Postby Rhino » Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:47 am

Sabbe sattā āhāratthitikā,
All creatures are stayed (supported, maintained) by food (D. 33)
With best wishes

Only in a vertical view, straight down into the abyss of his own personal existence, is a man capable of apprehending the perilous insecurity of his situation; and only a man who does apprehend this is prepared to listen to the Buddha's Teaching.
Nanavira Thera - Notes on Dhamma

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Re: The Dhamma in Seven Words

Postby rowyourboat » Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:42 am

sati
dhammaviccaya
viriya
piti
passaddhi
samadhi
upekka

OR

four noble truths is all there is
With Metta

Karuna
Mudita
& Upekkha

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Re: The Dhamma in Seven Words

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:49 am

know suffering - no suffering

:anjali:
"We should not congratulate someone on the success of their misdeeds, but on the contrary should endeavour to advise him or her to lead a more skilful and wholesome life. If such advice is ignored then we can only give up and let go" - Phra Panyapatipo

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Re: The Dhamma in Seven Words

Postby appicchato » Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:25 am

Guy wrote:Do Good,
Avoid Evil,
Purify the Mind.


:thumbsup:

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Re: The Dhamma in Seven Words

Postby Annapurna » Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:02 pm

The
Buddha
used
more
than
seven
words
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Re: The Dhamma in Seven Words

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Jun 25, 2009 7:12 pm

Guy wrote:Do Good,
Avoid Evil,
Purify the Mind.


:thumbsup:

You beat me to it. I think that one sums it up best.

Another one:

Buddha, Dhamma, Sangha
Wisdom, morality, concentration

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Re: The Dhamma in Seven Words

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Jun 25, 2009 7:13 pm

Annabel wrote:The
Buddha
used
more
than
seven
words


:thumbsup: That's a nice one! Exactly seven words and very true; the Tipitaka is some 40 volumes long.

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Re: The Dhamma in Seven Words

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Jun 25, 2009 7:18 pm

TheDhamma wrote:Another one:

Buddha, Dhamma, Sangha
Wisdom, morality, concentration


:oops: just noticed we are defining Dhamma (not Buddhism) so I shouldn't use the same Dhamma term in a definition.

Here's another one:

1. mindfulness (sati)
2. investigation of mental phenomena (dhamma vicaya)
3. energy (viriya)
4. joy (pīti)
5. tranquillity (passaddhi)
6. concentration (samādhi)
7. equanimity (upekkhā)

(The 7 factors of enlightenment)

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Re: The Dhamma in Seven Words

Postby ckatgo » Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:52 am

Let go

:buddha1:

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Re: The Dhamma in Seven Words

Postby nathan » Sun Jun 28, 2009 4:03 pm

let be & let go
:anjali:
But whoever walking, standing, sitting, or lying down overcomes thought, delighting in the stilling of thought: he's capable, a monk like this, of touching superlative self-awakening. § 110. {Iti 4.11; Iti 115}

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Re: The Dhamma in Seven Words

Postby Fede » Sun Jun 28, 2009 7:17 pm

Simplify!
Seventeen
Into
One
Will
Go -
Mindfulness!
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Re: The Dhamma in Seven Words

Postby Prasadachitta » Sun Jun 28, 2009 9:49 pm

Realize
Limitless
Kindness
Because
It
Is
Possible
"Beautifully taught is the Lord's Dhamma, immediately apparent, timeless, of the nature of a personal invitation, progressive, to be attained by the wise, each for himself." Anguttara Nikaya V.332

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Re: The Dhamma in Seven Words

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Sun Jun 28, 2009 9:57 pm

Stainless truth, timeless tools, Buddha's path. Liberation.


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