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 Stephen K » Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:01 pm

Peace is the most important thing.
“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Nelson Mandela

My philosophy is simple: saying 'yes' to the positive and 'no' to the negative.

With much metta,
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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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