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.


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

A soup spoon does not know the taste of the soup.
A dhamma spoon does not know the taste of the Dhamma!

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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 Sumano » Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:01 pm

Peace is the most important thing.
I am on the path, however not yet advanced. Any opinions or insights I share are meant entirely for discussion purposes and in cases where people might find them beneficial in whatever way. Since I am not advanced on the Path, I cannot guarantee that what I say will always necessarily be 100% true or in line with the Dhamma. However, having had an extremely interesting life with a wide variety of different (many of them deep) experiences, I hope that anything I share will be of use, provide food for thought, and inspire interesting and beneficial discussions.

Mettā to all! :anjali:

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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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