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.

"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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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:
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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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

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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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