Most important bit of dharma?

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Re: Most important bit of dharma?

Postby dhamma_spoon » Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:12 pm

porpoise wrote:
Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:The most important bit is the one that you're able to make use of at the moment.


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The in- and out-breath is what we can make use at any moment! :meditate:

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Re: Most important bit of dharma?

Postby Nibbida » Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:25 pm

"He who sees Dependent Origination, sees the Dhamma; he who sees the Dhamma, sees Dependent Origination." MN 28

Everything else in the Dhamma can be derived from that (impermanence, kamma, compassion, anatta, etc.)

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Re: Most important bit of dharma?

Postby Upasaka Sumana » Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:01 pm

Peace is the most important thing.
Do not think lightly of evil, saying, "It will not come to me." A drop at a time is the water pot filled. Likewise, the fool, gathering it little by little, fills himself with evil.
Do not think lightly of good, saying, "It will not come to me." A drop at a time is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.

—Gotama Buddha, Dhammapada 121-122

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Re: Most important bit of dharma?

Postby Spiny Norman » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:07 am

David N. Snyder wrote:How can I choose only one?

Okay, easy:

Samma Ditthi (Right Understanding)

That covers everything; understanding of the Four Noble Truths, the way to end suffering, and the Path out of suffering. :tongue:


I wish I'd thought of that. :jumping:

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